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 jerryd6818 » Thu Sep 19, 2013 3:23 am

garddogg56 wrote:Jerry when U are holding that knife is the blade angling back??Good looking knife ::nod::
Difficult to hold the knife and take the picture but, yes dogg, I believe it does angle back slightly.

Feels to me like a very comfortable, natural grip.
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Re: KERSHAW KNIVES

Post by AREMINGTONSEDGE » Thu Sep 19, 2013 4:27 am

Jerry I think you need to take fingernail etiquette from TJ! ::uc:: have you been making mud pies ::paranoid:: or play'in mechanic? ::sneaky:: ::tounge:: Who luv's ya baby! :mrgreen: ::tu::
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Post by jerryd6818 » Thu Sep 19, 2013 4:51 am

Had I anticipated being a hand model, I would have cleaned up my act. Are dirty fingernails a sign of something else? :lol:
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Re: KERSHAW KNIVES

Post by QTCut5 » Thu Jan 28, 2016 2:48 am

Been awhile since anyone added to this thread...so...here's one that I haven't seen posted before...It's an original Kershaw Speedform (as opposed to the Speedform II) with Elmax steel. It was once named Blade Magazine's "Knife of the Year" (I forget which year). A little big for pocket carry, but great for the collection.

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Post by QTCut5 » Thu Jan 28, 2016 2:53 am

While I'm at it...here's a couple of Kershaw Breakout automatics.

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Post by QTCut5 » Thu Jan 28, 2016 6:32 am

...And finally, aTiNi coated olive green linerlock Leek, a composition steel framelock Leek, and my fav EDC, the humble Chill w/ G-10 scales.

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Re: KERSHAW KNIVES

Post by garddogg56 » Fri Jan 29, 2016 12:33 am

Very nice QT ::tu:: I especially like the Speedform,was that a limited knife??
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Post by QTCut5 » Fri Jan 29, 2016 12:48 am

I believe it was, however I don't know the total production run number. As you can see, mine is serial number 059.
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It's a cool looking knife, but, like I said, too big for comfortable pocket carry. Although this knife is surprisingly lightweight for it's size, it's definitely a handful (blade: 3.75"; OAL: 8.5").

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Post by garddogg56 » Sat Jan 30, 2016 1:45 am

I thought so she sure has great lines ::handshake:: thanx
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Re: KERSHAW KNIVES

Post by QTCut5 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:42 pm

Wow...closing in on two years since the last Kershaw knife post.

I recently picked up this 1500ST, which is a model I had never seen before. Is it rare or am I just not looking in the right places? Love the big, part serrated wharncliffe blade, pocket clip, liner lock and lightweight linen Micarta. Seems as though my Chill and Leek have a new companion to share the EDC duties. Closed Length = 3 5/8"
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Re: KERSHAW KNIVES

Post by jerryd6818 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:13 pm

I must have missed those you posted back in January. I also neglected to post this 7000 BB I picked up on AAPK back at the end of August. She's a slick motor scooter.
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Re: KERSHAW KNIVES

Post by royal0014 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:32 am

Knice Kershaw Y'all.

I'm pretty well hooked on the SpeedSafe. I have 5 in the edc pile.
I suppose that would warrant a group picture . . . . someday.
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Re: KERSHAW KNIVES

Post by QTCut5 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:23 am

Here are a couple of interesting recent Kershaw acquisitions: Macho (big) & Honcho (small) in water buffalo bone. At first I thought it was ivory, but it's not. Nevertheless, it sure has a nice "ivory-like" feel to it and it polishes up real nice.
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Re: KERSHAW KNIVES

Post by Quick Steel » Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:42 am

A very fine looking pair. Not sure if its due to the bolsters or perhaps the ivory like bone, but I would describe them as having a very sophisticated look to them.
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Re: KERSHAW KNIVES

Post by orvet » Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:17 am

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I love the Speedform and the 1500, pretty slick!
I just got in a new (to me) Ti ATS-34 that had seen plenty of abuse. I cleaned up the blade and put an edge on it....
It is scary sharp!! :shock: What a beast of a knife.
I will post pics later.
Also picked up a new Needs Work and a
New Scallion, both butter smooth. I also got a black Leek for my store, but it is too sweet, it is in my pocket! :mrgreen:

I did get some EDC silver Leeks that should make the store unless I sell them all this weekend at the knife show.

I will get some pics up in here, awesome thread!!!
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