Kershaw was started in 1974 in Portland, Oregon by Pete Kershaw. His
goal was to design and manufacture tools that knife users would be
honored to own, carry, and use. Whether it’s a pocketknife, a special
collectors’ edition, or a precision kitchen knife, Kershaw always
chooses high-quality materials and is always dedicated to top-notch
craftsmanship. Kershaw always uses latest manufacturing
techniques so that Kershaw knives offer a lifetime of performance.
Kershaw was also the first to introduce SpeedSafe assisted opening
From award-winning technologies and advanced materials to the solid sound of
the blade lockup, when you’re carrying a Kershaw, you know you’re carrying the
The real thing means value and plenty of it. With Kershaw, you get
incredible bang for your hard-earned buck. Even our inexpensive models are
impressive. In fact, everything about a Kershaw is solid, crafted, and reliable.
That’s why we can back each of our knives for the life of its original owner
against any defects in materials and construction with our famous Limited
And yes, people do own their Kershaw knives for a lifetime. (Although,
occasionally, a Kershaw has been known to get accidentally left at a campsite,
lost in the garage, or permanently borrowed by a friend.)
The point is, you can always look to Kershaw for every day carrying knives
that can take any cardboard box and liberate any purchase from its plastic
packaging, sporting knives that make hunting, fishing, water sports, and
camping even better, work knives that won’t let you down, and tactical knives
that ensure you’re ready for anything.