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.
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.
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.
Are most of your customers loyal patriots? Then today is a great day to help them celebrate- it is #NationalAnthemDay! Eighty-nine years ago, President Hoover adopted “The Star-Spangled Banner” as our national anthem.
Did you know…
“Hail, Columbia,” “America the Beautiful,” and “My Country, ‘Tis of Thee” were also frontrunners in the competition to become our national anthem
There are actually 4 stanzas in “The Star-Spangled Banner”, but we usually only sing the first
It was originally a poem about the Battle of Baltimore in the War of 1812
November, aka Movember, is quickly approaching, a month where men are encouraged to grow beards and mustaches. But before October is over, let’s celebrate on the opposite spectrum: today is No Beard Day.
The preferred shaving tool is (usually) a razor. But a very long time ago men would just settle for the knife they were carrying in their back pocket to get the job done.
Engraved Kershaw knives are definitely sharp enough to do the trick, so please trust us- take the safe route and use a regular razor!
There doesn’t need to be a national holiday to remind us all that buying engraved pocket knivesmade in the USA is one of the best ways to support our country. There are so many benefits, including but not limited to:
Up-close quality control
Less transportation & fuel costs
Increased jobs for Americans
So today, on National Manufacturing Day, don’t forget to support our local companies and workers and buy products made in the USA.