The Secret of the Engraved Kershaw Knives With a New Look

Kershaw has developed some popular-looking knives, and continues to make

The Secret of the engraved Kershaw knives
The Secret of the engraved Kershaw knives

them. The Chive (1600) and the Leek (1660) are the best examples of that success. However, Kershaw is not just resting on their laurels. They introduced two new engraved Kershaw knives in the last several months. The Reverb (1220), the Duojet (8300) and the Tremolo (1390). All 3  have a refreshing new look to them. Simply the pictures of them lead to sales. The designers have made use of form, color, and texture in their new designs. Blades with the stone-washed look are currently very popular. That’s what the Tremolo has. The Reverb’s best selling point is its carabiner. It offers an extra way to carry it. The Duojet offers a 2-toned handle, the assisted-open feature, and the titanium carbo-nitride coating on the blade and handle. What a combination of attractive features. Enjoy examining these 3 new knives yourself….

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4 Ways to Pick Engraved Kershaw Knives

Here are some helpful tips if you want to give Kershaw pocket knives to your customers this year.

Engraved Kershaw Knives-- Chive 1600
Kershaw Chive 1600

  1. Style and Size. Engraved Kershaw Knives come in different styles and sizes. Pick the one that draws your interest. Your customers will probably like that one too.
  2. Budget. Some Kershaw knives are made in the USA and some are imported. So, the price range is wide. What is the average lifetime value of each of your customers? Do they spend $5,000 a year? If so, they would spend they would spend $100,000 over 20 years. Would you be willing to spend $40 to $100 on an advertising gift for that customer? Remember, Kershaw knives have a lifetime guarantee, and your logo will always be seen.
  3. Features. “Speed Safe” is a patented easy-open mechanism that is built into some of these knives. It opens with a single touch of the flipper.
  4. Color. Your corporate logo may have a color. If so, some Kershaw knives come in colors. Maybe one of them is your color.

The February 2022 Popularity Award Goes to USA-Made Engraved Kershaw Knives

We are proud of the Kershaw Leek Knife 1660. It was named 2002 Knife of the Year by Blade Magazine. Since then it has remained a top seller to companies that love Engraved Kershaw Knives. It’s a rather large pocket knife, a full 4″ closed. The feature that I like most, is the patented “Speedsafe Assisted-Opening System”. It also comes in a genuine Kershaw one-piece gift box.

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The Anatomy of Great Engraved Kershaw Knives

What makes a great pocket knife? First of all, the brand makes a difference. Kershaw knives are top quality. Here is a list of the anatomy of “Great Engraved Kershaw Knives“.

Engraved Kershaw Knives-- Chive 1600
Kershaw Chive 1600

  • Stainless steel. Kershaw uses the best grade of 420hc steel, so that the blade arrives sharp, and stays sharp for a long time. Then you can bring it back to that factory edge easily.
  • Packaging. The way a gift if presented is as important as the gift itself. All Kershaw knives are boxed in a genuine Kershaw box.
  • Design. They have a world renown design team.
  • Engraving. Your corporate logo will look good, permanently laser engraved on the handle or blade.
  • Price. Competition always controls the price of everything, even pocket knives.
  • Mechanism. Most of their knives come with the Speedsafe assisted-opening system. This makes the blade come out fast, with very little of your effort.
  • Locking system. The framelock design keeps your blade locked open, so it doesn’t buckle on you.

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.

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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.