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 SpeedSafe®. 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.

 

Introducing the Newest of the Engraved Kershaw Knives

The Reverb 1220 is the newest member of the engraved Kershaw knives family. New in 2021, it features a handy carabiner so that you can carry it on your belt loop or backpack. The sleek design of the reverse tanto blade contributes to the overall lines of beauty of this tool. It is small enough to keep on your body every day. Only the best stainless steel is used in this knife and all Kershaw knives. Check out the divergent lines in the design when the knife is closed, also.

1220FrontDefault Kershaw® Reverb 1220

 

Engraved Kershaw knives closed

 

Engraved Kershaw Knives Don’t Leave a Job Undone

Engraved Kershaw Knives Are Dependable
Engraved Kershaw Knives Are Dependable

Did you ever have a knife give out on you before the job was done? Engraved Kershaw knives won’t leave you hanging. They arrive sharp, and stay sharp for a long time. When you need dependability, you need a Kershaw. The high grade stainless steel is just the right Rockwell hardness to stay sharp, without being too hard and brittle.