A Concise History of Engraved Kershaw Knives

Engraved Kershaw Knives, Leek Knife 1660
Kershaw Leek Knife 1660

Yes, there really is a person named Pete Kershaw. He started his hunting knife business in 1974. Lake Oswego, Oregon was the starting place, and Pete used a space in a cement plant at the time. He was impressed with the quality of knives produced by Kai, a then 65 year-old Japanese knife company, owned by Saijiro Endo II. The two men hit it off pretty well, and formed a solid partnership.

Progress was made in the 1990’s by introducing new features like the liner lock mechanism in the Liner Action knives. The partners also developed a new production facility in Wilsonville, Oregon in 1996.

At Pete’s retirement, Jack Igarashi took over, and brought in fresh ideas to keep engraved Kershaw knives ahead of the game. He invented a new, easy way to open a pocket knife. This mechanism is called SpeedSafeĀ®. Today it is built into the Leek, Chive, and Scallion Kershaw knives. If you try it once, you will be convinced that it is the best way to open a pocket knife.

Today, the reputation of engraved Kershaw knives continues to be outstanding.


Engraved Leatherman Tools Are Needed For “National First Responders Day”

Leatherman Engraved Tools
Leatherman Engraved Tool

October 28th is “National First Responders Day”. These are the people who act quickly when an emergency arises. These are the people who run towards a problem when everyone else is running away. According to the CDC, 155 policemen and 97 firemen die each year performing their heroic jobs.

If you own a business, you can honor the First Responders by giving them Engraved Leatherman Tools with your company logo.

Tuesday October 5 is “National Fruit At Work Day”. Take Your Fruit Knife.

Carved Orange Using a Fruit Knife
Carved Orange Using a Fruit Knife

The first Tuesday in October is “National Fruit At Work” Day”. What a perfect day to take your fruit knife to work with you! It folds, and fits into your pocket for safe keeping.

What are the benefits of eating fresh fruit?

  1. Get energy. Fruits give you a natural energy boost.
  2. Get fiber. Fruits are rich in fiber.
  3. Get natural. Eat naturally, not out of the can; not processed, no additives. This is the healthy way to eat.
  4. Get better memory. Fruits are high in antioxidants, mono-unsaturated fats, folate, and vitamin k.
5-3/4" ivory plastic handle fruit knife 95-112whs
5-3/4″ ivory plastic handle fruit/vegetable knife 95-112whs