Some Kershaw knives are made in the USA, and some are made overseas according to the rigid specifications of the Kershaw-USA team.
The special feature of some of the engraved Kershaw knives is the SpeedSafe® opening mechanism. It allows you to quickly and easily open the knife with one hand. You just push on the thumbstud or pull on the flipper. The knife will open the rest of the way with ease. This is great if your parachute is caught in a tree, and so are you, and you have only one free hand. Even if you are in a less dangerous situation, the SpeedSafe® makes your life easier.