Kershaw Knives Information

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About Kershaw Knives...

Since their beginning in 1908, Kershaw knives has earned a world-wide reputation for high-quality, innovative knives as well as a solid commitment to knife quality. Kershaw knives are among the most popular and innovative in the industry. Every knife is designed and engineered to last a lifetime. Every Kershaw knife is backed by Kershaw's famous Lifetime warranty.

2007
The legend continues.

2006
Kai USA Ltd., in proud partnership with the Paralyzed Veterans of America, introduce ZT Zero Tolerance Knives, a NEW division focused on the research and development of combat-ready knives designed to meet the rigorous demands of the military and law enforcement. ZT's "Mudd" knife, model 0500 wins Blade Magazine's Blade Show "Most Innovative American Design" award. Kai USA Ltd. wins Blade Magazine's Blade Show "Publisher's Award" for its partnership with the Paralyzed Veterans of America. Shun Elite 10" Chef's knife, model SG0405 wins Blade Magazine's Blade Show "Kitchen Knife of the Year" award. Kershaw's E.T. (External Toggle), model 1900 wins IWA "International Knife Award". Kai USA Ltd. wins the Sur La Table "Vendor of the Year" award.

2005
Kai USA Ltd. (Kershaw Knives and Shun Cutlery) sweep Blade Magazine's Blade Show with an unprecedented 4 awards! The E.T. (External Toggle), model 1900, wins the "Most Innovative American Made Knife of the Year" award. Kershaw's OffSet, model 1597 with its technologically advanced "MIM-HIP" (metal injection-molded blade and 3-D machined handle) wins the "Overall Knife of the Year" award. Shun's Ken Onion 8" Chef's Knife, model DM0500 wins "Kitchen Knife of the Year" and the Spyderco Spyker, model C96 wins the "Knife Collaboration of the Year" award. Professional Bull Rider Guilherme Marchi sponsored by Kershaw Knives wins the PBR World Finals Average Champion title and finishes the season ranked second in the world.

2004
Kershaw's "National Geographic" Carabiner Tool, model 1004 with it's patented features wins Blade Magazine's Blade Show "Most Innovative Import Knife of the Year" award. Kai USA Ltd. moves it divisions (marketing, manufacturing, R&D, warehousing and shipping) to a new state-of-the-art 55,000 sq. ft. facility located in the beautiful Tualatin valley just minutes south of Portland, Oregon.

2003
Kai USA Ltd., expands its marketing presence in the United States by introducing the "Shun" line of cutlery and establishes a Housewares division to compliment the exploded growth of Kershaw Knives. The Shun Classic 8" Santoku, (kitchen knife) model DM0718, wins Blade Magazine's Blade Show "Kitchen Knife of the Year" award.

2002
Kershaw introduces Ken Onion's Leek with SpeedSafe®, model 1660VIB, the first knife with a (Rainbow Finish), wins Blade Magazine's Blade Show "2002 Overall Knife of the Year" award.

2001
Kershaw's Ken Onion designed Black Chive, model 1600BLK with SpeedSafe® wins Blade Magazine's Blade Show "2001 American Made Knife of the Year" award.

2000
Kershaw's Ken Onion Boa, model 1580 with SpeedSafe® wins IWA "International Knife Award".

1999
Kershaw introduces the first Ken Onion designs with SpeedSafe®. Kershaw Random Task, model 1510 wins Blade Magazine's Blade Show "American Made Knife of the Year" award.

1997
Under the direction of Mr. Koji Endo, CEO of Kai Corp., Japan, Hiroshi (Jack) Igarashi of Kai Corp, Japan is appointed Executive Vice President of Kai USA Ltd. dba Kershaw Knives. Kershaw Knives expands Wilsonville facility to include manufacturing, marketing and warehousing. One of the first products to be manufactured in the USA by Kershaw Knives was the Multi-Tool, model A100C, with its unique, adjustable pliers and thumb-stud one hand opening knife blade.

1996
Alaskan Blade Trader model 1098AK, with its patented gut-hook skinning blade was added to Kershaw's ever expanding product line.

1995
Two new series added to Kershaw's product line; Liner Lock series and the unique Lever Action series.

1994
Kershaw's ever popular Blade Trader series receives a new handle design, and the line is expanded to include a Hunter's Blade Trader and Fisherman's Blade Trader.

1991
Kershaw's limited-edition Scrimshaw originals by renowned artist Walter Alexander, expands to include hunting dogs, African wildlife, waterfowl and North American wildlife.

1990
New series added to the Kershaw product line; American Hand-Crafted Stag, Saber Tooth folders, Maniago work knives, and a new line of dress knives and accessories.

1988
D.W.O., the biggest selling small knife inspires bold new colors. Taskmaster Shears introduced.

1986
In memory of Delley Wade Officer (1960-1984), the D.W.O. model 3000 was added to the Officer Ranch Series.

1985
Kershaw moves into its new facility in Wilsonville, Oregon.

1984
Kershaw expands its market into Europe, as Kai Cutlery Europe.

1982
Kershaw expands the line of Field knives, Folding Pocket knives, and introduces its Floating Fish Fillet knives.

1978
Kai Cutlery Co. Ltd. purchases Kershaw Knives and creates Kai USA Ltd. (marketing), Kai Cutlery Hong Kong Ltd. (marketing).

1977
Kai Cutlery USA Ltd. (marketing).

1974
Kershaw Knives opens for business in Lake Oswego, Oregon with its no-hassle, lifetime guarantee. European Liaison Office, Dusseldorf, West Germany.

1973
Kai Cutlery Center Co., Ltd. (research and development).

1971
Endo Cutlery Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (kitchen cutlery manufacturing).

1968
Sanwa Cutlery Industry Co., Ltd. (nail clippers, scissors and cutters manufacturing).

1964
Sanwa Precision Works Co., Ltd. (manufacturing and machinery).

1951
Kai Razor Co., Ltd. (razor and blade manufacturing).

1947
Sanwa Cutlery Co., Ltd. (marketing company established).

1908
Endo Manufacturing Co. (manufacturing and Marketing).

Kershaw Knives Warranty

Limited Lifetime Warranty
Kershaw products are guaranteed for the lifetime of the original owner to be free of defects when received from the factory. Any product we find to be defective in its original material, construction, or workmanship will be repaired or replaced with the same item or one of equal value at no charge. (Of course, normal wear, abuse such as prying with the knife, or neglect are excluded from this non-transferable warranty.) For warranty service, please return product via UPS or insured mail. Include your name, address, telephone number, and a short explanation of the warranty service requested to the address below. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.

Kai USA ltd., Kershaw Knives
WARRANTY DEPARTMENTbr>18600 SW Teton Avenue
TTualatin, OR 97062

LIABILITY DISCLAIMER
Kershaw Knives are intended and sold for legitimate sporting purposes only. The purchase, use, and ownership of knives are subject to a wide variety of local laws and regulations. Certain knife styles, blade designs, and blade lengths are not allowed in specific areas. In light of recent events involving national security, knives may not be permitted in government buildings or on government property (such as court houses, federal offices, national monuments, and airports), and government officials may take the position that knives are "weapons" under applicable laws. Due to the complexity and constantly changing nature of these laws and regulations, it is impossible for Kai USA ltd., Kershaw Knives, to be aware of every restriction in every location in which our knives may be sold or carried. It is the responsibility of the buyer to investigate and comply with the laws and regulations that apply in his or her specific area. You, and not Kai USA ltd., Kershaw Knives, are solely responsible for any claims resulting from violation of these laws and/or regulations.

WARNING! Knives are extremely sharp tools and should only be used with the utmost care and caution. Any use other than cutting is considered misuse and abuse and will void your warranty.

Kershaw products are made in the USA, Japan, Taiwan, Mexico, Sweden and China as indicated on the product.

We reserve the right to change specifications, materials, or discontinue products at any time without notice.

Contact

KAI USA Ltd.
18600 SW Teton Avenue
Tualatin, Oregon 97062
Phone: (503) 682-1966
Fax: (503) 682-7168

Good Customer service and High quality of Knives.
--Luis G - Eagles Pass, TX

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