KERSHAW KNIVES

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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Re: KERSHAW KNIVES

Post by Cutty » Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:44 pm

that sugger looks like a speed flippin' machete ::tu::


I dig it :)
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Post by Cutty » Mon Jun 24, 2013 1:32 am

HEAH JBUG LOOKA HERE

That's the way they shoulda made the 1660CB

The blades/handles on these two are swopped with one another, by me.
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Re: KERSHAW KNIVES

Post by junebug » Mon Jun 24, 2013 1:34 am

SA-WEETNESS....
dig the CB blade in the DLC frame! 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)
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Re: KERSHAW KNIVES

Post by junebug » Wed Jun 26, 2013 4:48 am

been using the ECHELON for a while now as a EDC.....
really LIKE IT ......LIGHT....AWESOME BLADE...HANDY SHAPE.

DISLIKES:
needs to have a flipper.....
the thumb stud needs a diff shape or knurling of some type..........
the 1st run blades were WAY COOLER LOOKIN...........(bring em back, JACK! )

NEW ISSUE- :mrgreen: ....The low ride pocket clip can get wedged in pocket so low(ON RIM OF POCKET)...YA CANT GET IT OUT ::doh:: :mrgreen:
has happened to me like 3 times now ......had to take other hand grab pocket and then with right hand YANK it out.......clip simply rides TOO LOW at times.......still LOVE THE KNIFE......just an issue i thought i would share......may swap it out with another model if possible ::tu::

anywho just thinkin out loud ::super_happy::
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Post by orvet » Wed Jun 26, 2013 5:25 am

When I get my PC out of the shop & can access my hard drive with all my pics, I can post some of the old ones I have.

One of my favorites is the original Black Horse.
The new ones are different & there was a smaller one called Black Horse II, but I like the first one the best.
I will post mine after anout 30 years of fishing & hunting. :lol:
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Post by jerryd6818 » Wed Jun 26, 2013 12:49 pm

Since I didn't know what a Kershaw Black Horse is and Google is my best bud...
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Post by jerryd6818 » Sun Aug 11, 2013 11:35 am

Hmm. Six weeks and no action. Apparently the Mod's don't do Kershaws. :lol: ::shrug::

I posted on the first page that the Chubby 1440 was on my wish list. Well, my wish has finally come true. Picked up this translucent blue this past week. I love that little wrench shaped pocket clip.
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Post by orvet » Tue Aug 13, 2013 3:21 am

Here are some more of my Kershaws-
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Inside the Kershaw carry case.
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Re: KERSHAW KNIVES

Post by FRJ » Tue Aug 13, 2013 3:55 am

I guess I'd better get my new Leek in here.

Xs indicate a blem ............... it's a good blem
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Post by jerryd6818 » Tue Aug 13, 2013 4:44 am

Joe -- Have you been able to find the blemish?
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Post by FRJ » Tue Aug 13, 2013 11:59 am

Jerry,
I haven't found a thing on this knife that would be thought of as a blemish, other than the Xs. I don't think there is one.
For some reason ($) they have decided to sell at a reduced price. I assume to compete in the lower end market. That's a wild guess.
I paid $29.95, including shipping, for the knife.
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Post by PigSticker » Tue Aug 13, 2013 12:30 pm

I've wondered about the Kershaw seconds too maybe it's the blades weren't hardened to spec's hard to say I could never see anything wrong with the one's I've bought either--sure seems to be a lot of them out on the market for some reason--might be a marketing gimmick people see the X's and relate it to being a quality built knife
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Post by orvet » Tue Aug 13, 2013 3:52 pm

Having dealt with Kershaw as a retail store for 10 years or so, (1980s & early 1990s) I know they have extremely high standards, both in their product quality and in their customer service. It is not surprising to me that one cannot find the fault with a Kershaw second! Schrade was the same way, you can rarely find a problem with a Schrade that has been XXed or the stamp ground off.
I have NEVER had a problem getting a knife repaired or replaced at Kershaw, either as a Kershaw Dealer or as an individual. They often go above and beyond the call of duty and have even given me extra replacement parts at no charge. I once took in a knife that was broken for a replacement. The pattern had been discontinued long ago and no parts were available. The original knife was about $25-$30. Since they could not replace it, I was given the choice of several knives all the way up to a retail price of about $70. Needless to say I left quite satisfied with their customer service!

I will say however, I have never tried to warranty a XXed out knife. They are sold as seconds and have no warranty.
I have also not had an XXed out Kershaw break on me either. ::shrug:: :mrgreen:

I have a XX out Kershaw Damascus Leek which I bought at the factory sale several years ago, (it is in the next to last pic I posted above). I have carried it for years without any problems. I happened to talk to the Kershaw plant manager when I bought it, he told me the story behind it and why it was XXed out. They had a local company here in Oregon make the blades and heat treat them. When they got the blades the contractor had used the wrong steel other than what Kershaw has ordered. They worked a deal with the company to remake the blades and to prevent themselves or their contractor from having a lose the whole price of the blades, Kershaw put the blades in the inexpensive ss frame and sold them to recover cost of the blades (and frames/labor, etc.) I think back then I paid under $30.

Essentially my knife is perfect, just not the steel Kershaw had specified in their order.

I have seen some pieces in the factory sales that were damaged, XXed and sold "as is." Also some that were repaired under the warranty and replaced by Kershaw. The repaired knife is often sold at the sale, but, IIRC, they are not XXed, just marked as warranty refurbished knives and sold at a good discount.
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Re: KERSHAW KNIVES

Post by jerryd6818 » Tue Aug 13, 2013 5:26 pm

FRJ wrote:Jerry,
I haven't found a thing on this knife that would be thought of as a blemish, other than the Xs. I don't think there is one.
For some reason ($) they have decided to sell at a reduced price. I assume to compete in the lower end market. That's a wild guess.
I paid $29.95, including shipping, for the knife.
I've heard that Bear & Son sells their overruns as seconds. Makes me wonder if Kershaw may do something similar. I've had a couple of blems and only found something on one that could have qualified it for that category.
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Re: KERSHAW KNIVES

Post by junebug » Fri Aug 16, 2013 1:28 am

WOOOO HOOOOOOOOO FIXED AN ISSUE ON MY ECHELON!!!! ::ds::
I DO NOT LIKE THE DEEP POCKET CLIP...It gets hung up on pocket and ya can not get it out with one hand-at times!)
installed a emerson knives clip off a cqc-7 -gifted to me from CONSERVATIVEKNIVES 8) 8)

MUCH MUCH BETTER IMO ::nod::

now to deal with liner lock and thumb stud next ::super_happy::
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