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

Postby jerryd6818 » Fri Aug 16, 2013 3:18 am

Picked up a Twocan today. What a neat little knife. Open the first blade, you have a knife. Open the second blade, you have scissors. They're only 2-3/4" closed, including the carabiner. They're made in Japan and they don't bring much money. $20 or less depending on where you buy it. Kershaw sharp of course.
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Re: KERSHAW KNIVES

Postby orvet » Fri Aug 16, 2013 4:56 am

I use my Two-Can when I go fishing.
The scissor action cuts fishing line quickly, cleanly & more accurately than a knife. ::nod::

Every fisherman should have one! ::tu::
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Re: KERSHAW KNIVES

Postby Cutty » Fri Aug 16, 2013 11:57 am

WOW never seen/heard of a Kershaw Two-Can. I bet it would work well on some tuff braided line ::hmm::

Well looks like I'm on the hunt for a new boat/fishing knife ::facepalm::
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Re: KERSHAW KNIVES

Postby jerryd6818 » Fri Aug 16, 2013 12:29 pm

Amazon.com Cutty. Comes in red or blue. http://www.amazon.com/Kershaw-Two-Can-A ... B000FTZE5M

They've been discontinued so the orange one I'm looking for may be hard to find.
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Re: KERSHAW KNIVES

Postby Cutty » Fri Aug 16, 2013 12:49 pm

Thanks Jerry ::tu::
I dig half stops!!



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Re: KERSHAW KNIVES

Postby orvet » Tue Aug 20, 2013 4:37 am

Those of you who know me pretty well, know my affinity for Kershaw knives, especially the wood handled ones from the Officer Ranch series introduced in the early 1980s. I was working in a cutlery store when they were introduced and liked them immediately. Over the years I have EDCed several patterns from the Officer Ranch series including the DWO & the Black Horse. But my two favorites are the Wild Turkey and the Big Joe. I still EDC a Wild Turkey (#4150), usually one I have customized with bone handles.

There was a variation of the Wild Turkey that came with a ATS34 blade (IIRC), but it had a stainless steel handle. I bought one but the handle did not feel good to my hand, so I gave it to my son who collects metal handled knives (among others).
Today I found a new Wild Turkey on ebay, one with the traditional handles, but with a Damascus steel blade, The Damascus has a VG10 steel core.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Kershaw-Wild-Tu ... true&rt=nc

I can't wait until I gat this bad boy, put some bone handles on it and then I will have a new Wild Turkey EDC! ::ds::
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Re: KERSHAW KNIVES

Postby garddogg56 » Wed Aug 21, 2013 12:59 am

Dale;What can you tell me about this sweet Kershaw 2050 half lock back half slipjpint.It was a friends hunting knife his nephew just gave me I believe she s early 80's vin
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Postby orvet » Wed Aug 21, 2013 5:58 am

garddogg56 wrote:Dale;What can you tell me about this sweet Kershaw 2050 half lock back half slipjpint.It was a friends hunting knife his nephew just gave me I believe she s early 80's vin
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Early to mid 1980s for sure! Those were good knives, solid with really good steel. ::tu::
I think Kershaw used a lot of AUS-8A back then. Better, IMHO than the AUS-6 they use a lot now.

I think they stopped making those because they have a lot of metal in them, so they are heavy and more expensive. I think that knife new was between $35-$40, circa 1983.

There were several models built with the wood inlaid handles; some had a single blade, 2 or 3 had two blades and there may even have been one with 3 blades, but I don't recall for sure, that was a long time ago! :lol:
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Re: KERSHAW KNIVES

Postby garddogg56 » Wed Aug 21, 2013 4:11 pm

::handshake:: Thank you Dale,she is a heavy knife but thats the way I like'em :wink:
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Re: KERSHAW KNIVES

Postby orvet » Fri Sep 06, 2013 7:11 am

Here is a pic of the Damascus Wild Turkey I promised:
Kershaw Wild Turkey Damascus a.jpg

I love this knife & have had it in my pocket since I got it!

These are a couple I got in the 1980s when I managed the cutlery store.
The 5200 is one of the early models Kershaw made.
The DWO is part of the Officer Ranch Series. It was originally black but I changed the cover.
Kershaw DWO & #5200.jpg


The Lil' Zane is another of the Officer Ranch series. A great key chain knife!
Kershaw Lil' Zane.jpg


This is my wife's favorite flexable fillet knife. I lost this one to her. :lol:
I ought this one when I saw they had moved fillet knife production to China.
This was one of the last I got of the Japanese fillet knives.
Kershaw Clearwater fillet Japan.jpg
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Re: KERSHAW KNIVES

Postby AREMINGTONSEDGE » Fri Sep 06, 2013 8:05 am

Don't own one of those Kershaw knives yet but with all this knife candy you've been showing I might have to change that status. Those are some pretty cool lookers! ::tu::
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Re: KERSHAW KNIVES

Postby jerryd6818 » Fri Sep 06, 2013 10:42 am

They're like potato chips, Squirrel. You can't have just one, especially if your first one has the SpeedSafe feature. If you ever break down and get one, may I suggest you start off with a Leek or a Scallion.

There are tons of patterns to choose from, most of which are single blade. If the SpeedSafe feature doesn't get you, the "Kershaw sharp" blade will. It's almost like carrying a straight razor in your pocket.
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Re: KERSHAW KNIVES

Postby AREMINGTONSEDGE » Fri Sep 06, 2013 11:51 am

::drool:: ::drool:: ::drool:: ::tu::
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Re: KERSHAW KNIVES

Postby jerryd6818 » Wed Sep 18, 2013 2:46 pm

I fell to the Kershaw curse again last night. I have a Blue Needs Work 1820 on the way to keep my red one company.
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Re: KERSHAW KNIVES

Postby garddogg56 » Thu Sep 19, 2013 1:59 am

Jerry when U are holding that knife is the blade angling back??Good looking knife ::nod::
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