kershaw officer ranch model U.S made ?

Kershaw began its foray into the knife business sometime during 1974. The company was originally based in Portland Oregon, but most early knives were manufactured in Japan. The first US manufacturing plant was opened in 1997 & the company currently offers knives made in the U.S., Japan, & China. Pete Kershaw (an ex Gerber salesman) started the business.
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kershaw officer ranch model U.S made ?

Post by zed6309 » Tue May 31, 2011 7:55 am

I can across this model while surfing the net , i like the look of this knife as like the hunter pattern, but are these U.S made knives or chinese, they seem a good price with many scale options, what are your guys opinions on kershaw and this model,

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Post by jerryd6818 » Tue May 31, 2011 11:23 am

Z, the only Kershaw I have is a U.S. made Leek and I like it a lot. The Knivesplus web site says the Officer Ranch and D.W.O. models are imported and you're right, if the price is under about $40 it's time to start digging. Most of the time, you'll find the under $40 knives are made off-shore. (and occasionally an over $40 knife :shock: )

http://www.knivesplus.com/KERSHAW-FOLDE ... RANCH.HTML
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Re: kershaw officer ranch model U.S made ?

Post by garddogg56 » Tue May 31, 2011 11:43 am

Go to there web site????I bought there Ken Onion SCALLION when I got back in to knives I like it alot BUT I can't get into the whole Kershaw line just seems to me it's more of the same wish they had more traditional slipjoints,less oversea products.You just never know where there product is made.Bring 'em back HOME USA.
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Post by jerryd6818 » Tue May 31, 2011 3:51 pm

I can't really argue with you much about them all being the same but then again Kershaw is almost all about tacticals and I'm not. They are however, very up front about where their knives are made. They even have a Made in USA link on their web site that leads you to all the knives they make in America.

http://www.kershawknives.com/searchresu ... nd=kershaw

Or check their 2011 catalog. The knives made in the USA are marked as such.


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Post by zed6309 » Tue May 31, 2011 3:53 pm

Thanks jerry, i did think they seemed cheap so probably made in china, is this a old model that i might be able to pick up a older U.S made one ? i did find some pics with green scales a bit like on some of the puma hunters like the general model, i prefer older knives ,

i like there hunters but not keen on some of there other models, :?
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Re: kershaw officer ranch model U.S made ?

Post by garddogg56 » Tue May 31, 2011 5:14 pm

Jerry;Most of the knives that come in the clam- pack you have to read the fine print on the back,Buck puts the USA Flag on thiers ::idea::
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