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Kershaw Cutlery Pocket Knives w/ Folding Blades

Celebrities, chefs, and nationally-known knife designers all contributed to the large selection of folding and fixed blade knives manufactured by Kershaw Knives. Since 1974 Kershaw has sought the best designers and the best ideas of those who use knives professionally, creating sophisticated knives with ingenious patented mechanisms and high quality steel blades. You’ll also find occasional limited edition artistic pieces in the Kershaw line-up.

Company History

Once a salesman for Gerber Legendary Blades, Pete Kershaw had his own ideas about what makes the best knife and set out to build a company based on his own designs in 1974. Most of the early design work took place in Portland, Oregon, but Pete Kershaw contracted the manufacturing with Kai Cutlery in Japan. Kai Cutlery recognized the company’s potential and purchased the business in 1978, placing Pete Kershaw in charge of the North American operations. Under Kershaw’s leadership the company partnered with leading knifemakers like Ken Onion, martial artists like Steven Seagal, and even “National Geographic” magazine in order to come up with new concepts and better knife technology.

Knives

Kershaw specializes in folding knives, with many based on older slip-joint models and familiar styles like the frontier favorite, the Barlow knife. What most people will remember as a Kershaw knife is the more modern design, light in weight with composite grips and easy one-handed opening. The Kershaw line-up includes unusual knives like the patented “National Geographic” Carabiner Tool, a knife blade which folds into a carabiner clip; and the Alaskan Blade Trader, a field dressing kit with three interchangeable blades and a hunting knife design.

Designer Ken Onion created one of Kershaw’s most famous knife features, as well as many of the company’s most popular designs. The Ken Onion Speed-Safe allows fast one-handed opening with spring-assisted action in a style legal for most civilians to carry. Kershaw also manufactures knives for divers and a selection of filet knives for successful fishermen.

Where to Buy


Kershaw Adjustable Fillet Knife

Seven 7 Step Fishing Custom Blade Set w/ Hard Plastic Sheath

Kershaw Adjustable Fillet Knife | Seven 7 Step Fishing Custom Blade Set w/ Hard Plastic Sheath

Unless you're accustomed to struggling with the wrong size of knife for the fish you happened to catch, you may wish you had the money or the space to carry a full set of fillet knives with you. Kershaw makes fixed blade fillet knives from six inches blade length to ...





Fish Fillet Knife by Kershaw, 7 Inch

Fishing Freshwater Plain Edge Blade w/ ABS Sheath

Fish Fillet Knife by Kershaw, 7 Inch | Fishing Freshwater Plain Edge Blade w/ ABS Sheath

Many freshwater fishermen will find this 7-inch Fillet Knife from Kershaw to be all the knife they need. Take good care of it, and you'll have money left for other important gear.

At 12 inches in overall length, this is about as much knife as you'll want to ...





Kershaw Fishing Fillet Knife w/ Hard Sheath

Heavy Duty Professional Flexible Steel Blade 9 Inch

Kershaw Fishing Fillet Knife w/ Hard Sheath | Heavy Duty Professional Flexible Steel Blade 9 Inch

The Kershaw Fillet Knife with 9-inch blade offers functional quality and a price appropriate to a knife which usually gets the worst treatment possible. A little maintenance keeps it in good shape.

This version of the Kershaw fillet knife is 14-1/4 inches long with enough flexible, slender fillet blade to ...





Kershaw Skyline Knife, Plain Edge Folder

Easy Open Pocketknife w/ Adjustable Tension Bearing

Kershaw Skyline Knife, Plain Edge Folder | Easy Open Pocketknife w/ Adjustable Tension Bearing

If you want a knife for everyday use, the Kershaw Skyline could be your favorite. It's dependable, simple, and opens easier than most one-hand opening knives.

Kershaw built the Skyline for people who need a dependable pocket utility blade, leaving out all the fancy stuff that looks pretty but breaks or ...





Kershaw Indian Ford Gentleman’s Pocket Knife

Folding Lockback Stainless Steel Rosewood Handle

Kershaw Indian Ford Gentleman’s Pocket Knife | Folding Lockback Stainless Steel Rosewood Handle

The Kershaw Indian Ford combines useful modern features with a look that reminds us a little of the classic barlow pocket knife. The traditional look isn't all there is to the Indian Ford -- this modern gentleman's pocket knife has some of the quality of larger and more dangerous blades.

Not ...





Kershaw Ener-G Folding Knife, Black

Lee Williams Custom Plain Edge Locking Blade & G10 Handle

Kershaw Ener-G Folding Knife, Black | Lee Williams Custom Plain Edge Locking Blade & G10 Handle

Designed by Lee Williams and manufactured by Kershaw Knives, the Ener-G Knife with black G10 handle opens with a surprisingly easy and fast action. The "pseunetic" flipper system invented by Williams qualifies the Ener-G as a manual opening knife and streamlines the opening process without crossing the line into ...





Kershaw Black Storm Knife 1470BLK

Folding Recurve Blade, One Handed w/ Pocket Clip

Kershaw Black Storm Knife 1470BLK | Folding Recurve Blade, One Handed w/ Pocket Clip

Kershaw's Black Storm's recurved blade offers quick cutting action for severing rope and harness straps with a plain edge that's easily sharpened with ordinary tools. With comfortable handle inserts and one-handed manual opening, it's a knife that's easy to understand and use.

While the Kershaw Black Shallot provides much the ...





Kershaw Black Shallot Tactical Knife

Ken Onion Folding Tungsten DLC, Plain or Combo Edge Blade

Kershaw Black Shallot Tactical Knife | Ken Onion Folding Tungsten DLC, Plain or Combo Edge Blade

The Kershaw tactical knife called the Black Shallot at first looks a little too sleek if you're accustomed to blocky, tactical knives. You won't see the usual marks of a dependable knife -- no cross-hatched handle slabs or overly heavy blade -- but the dependability is still there.

One of ...





Kershaw Zero Tolerance Ranger Knife

Fixed Dagger Tungsten Black Blade, G-10 Green Handle 0121

Kershaw Zero Tolerance Ranger Knife | Fixed Dagger Tungsten Black Blade, G-10 Green Handle 0121

The Ranger 0121 Fixed Blade from Kershaw U.S.A.'s Zero Tolerance line won't win beauty contests, but you also don't find many smaller backup knives as tough as pry bars. Keeping it strong and simple, the ZT Ranger won't fail.

At only eight inches in overall length and 9.1 ounces in ...





Kershaw Whiplash Knife w/ Lanyard Cord Handle

Full Tang Fixed Titanium Black Blade

Kershaw Whiplash Knife w/ Lanyard Cord Handle | Full Tang Fixed Titanium Black Blade

The Kershaw Whiplash is certainly an intriguing idea and does have some good things going for it, but it's an unusual concept not everyone will love.

The Kershaw Whiplash is a full tang fixed blade, but your first thought when you see it might be that it folds. In order ...





Kershaw Folding Double Duty Pocketknife

Lockback One Handed Clip & Spey Blade

Kershaw Folding Double Duty Pocketknife | Lockback One Handed Clip & Spey Blade

Kershaw's Double Duty Knife offers the same advanced features and traditional design as the smaller Double Cross. This 4-1/8-inch pocket folder also gives buyers a different combination of AUS-8 stainless steel blades. The extra size makes this stouter model of Kershaw's unique one-handed opening pocket knife work even better.

If ...





Shun KAI Kershaw Chef’s Kitchen Knife

Forged VG-10 Damascus Stainless Steel, Classic 6 Inch

Shun KAI Kershaw Chef’s Kitchen Knife | Forged VG-10 Damascus Stainless Steel, Classic 6 Inch

With the six-inch Shun/KAI Chef's Knife, expect the slick performance of a santoku but the familiar style of the standard chef's knife. Not just for light slicing, this high quality prep knife from Shun's Classic series has the strength for other work as well.

Forged with 33 layers of high ...





Kershaw Military Boot Knife from Blade Magazine

Tactical Forged Full Tang Stainless Steel

Kershaw Military Boot Knife from Blade Magazine | Tactical Forged Full Tang Stainless Steel

Since I saw this boot knife from Kershaw discussed in a recent issue of Blade Magazine I had to take a look. Apparently, runners and hikers in southern California are carrying the Kershaw Military Boot Knife as defense against mountain lion attacks. Honestly, even though this is a decent ...





Kershaw Folding Pocket Knife w/ Wood Handle

Lockback Double Cross Wharncliffe Blade

Kershaw Folding Pocket Knife w/ Wood Handle | Lockback Double Cross Wharncliffe Blade

Classic pocket knives were nearly left behind when one-handed opening clip folders came along, even though modern clip folders lacked the grace of the old styles. Kershaw's Double Cross combines the best features of the modern pocket folders in a familiar, classic style. This traditional pocket knife with a ...





Kershaw Lockback Barlow Knife w/ Rosewood Handle

Folding Clip Point Blade, Whiskey Gap

Kershaw Lockback Barlow Knife w/ Rosewood Handle | Folding Clip Point Blade, Whiskey Gap

Kershaw's Whiskey Gap Lockback Folder has a nice look about it, with some of the old functionality of the Barlow popular in America's early days but cleaned up a bit with subtle modern refinements. The single clip point 2-1/4-inch blade of AUS6A high carbon stainless steel lifts by the thumb ...





Kershaw Junkyard Dog II Locking Pocket Knife

Offset G-10 Handle

Kershaw Junkyard Dog II Locking Pocket Knife | Offset G-10 Handle

Like its namesake, the Kershaw Junkyard Dog II Pocket Knife isn't pretty, but it's tough. The Junkyard Dog II is a little lighter than its predecessor, the all-stainless-steel Junkyard Dog I. With textured handle slabs of G-10, it's also a lot friendlier to the hands.

This is another ...





Kershaw Alaskan Knife Set

Interchangeable Hunting Blade Trader System

Kershaw Alaskan Knife Set | Interchangeable Hunting Blade Trader System

The Kershaw Alaskan Blade Trader System avoids combining all the blades you need for skinning and butchering big game by offering three interchangeable blades which fit to one handle. Instead of a massive hunter style with saw tooth back and gut hook tip, the Kershaw system provides separate blades performing ...





Kershaw Scallion Plain Edge Folding Knife

Ken Onion Speed Safe Technology

Kershaw Scallion Plain Edge Folding Knife | Ken Onion Speed Safe Technology

A light but strong plain-edged knife well suited to everyday use, the Kershaw Scallion clips to your pocket and stays within reach. If you find yourself too busy to free both hands, the Speed-Safe feature designed by Ken Onion lets you open and close the stout blade with one ...





Kershaw Whirlwind Folder Knife by Ken Onion

Sandvik Combo Edge Blade

Kershaw Whirlwind Folder Knife by Ken Onion | Sandvik Combo Edge Blade

This plain and simple folder from Kershaw Ken Onion doesn't have any gimmicks or flash but works reliably. The Whirlwind's 3.5-inch Sandvik 13C26 stainless steel blade has a partially serrated edge for quick emergency cutting of rope, belts, or rigging. Textured injection-molded handle slabs are warm to the touch ...





Kershaw Blur Ken Onion Tactical Tanto Knife

Folding Speed Safe Blade

Kershaw Blur Ken Onion Tactical Tanto Knife | Folding Speed Safe Blade

The tactical version of the well known Blur by Ken Kershaw, this black anodized and non reflective combo edged tanto is also one of the most efficient alternatives to an automatic police knife.

Only 4.5" long closed, the aluminum based handle contains generous insert of Trac-Tec, for a non slip grip ...





Kershaw Black Horse II Camo Folding Knife

Utility Lockback Blade

Kershaw Black Horse II Camo Folding Knife | Utility Lockback Blade

Kai USA, the Japanese producer of this American design by Ken Kershaw, makes some good choices in this utility camo knife--as well as some that aren't so good. Intended as an everyday companion for work or field use, features that we've come to see as standard in modern folders ...





Kershaw Grant County Lockback Pocket Knife

Utility Emergency Blade

Kershaw Grant County Lockback Pocket Knife | Utility Emergency Blade

Usually when you look at a knife that is stepped down in size, to the 2.625" folded length of the Kershaw Grant County knife, you find that many of the features and strengths of the larger versions have been trimmed out. Surprisingly, the Grant County is just smaller--it hasn't lost ...





Kershaw Money Clip Stainless Steel Pocket Knife Review

Kershaw Money Clip Stainless Steel Pocket Knife Review

It's always a good idea to keep your eyes open for bargain gift ideas when they happen to surface. We're bringing this Kershaw Money Clip Knife to your attention for that reason. It's quite a nifty little tool, and it isn't one of those "cheaply-made" knock-off models either. Since it's manufactured ...





Kershaw Ken Onion Boa Folding Knife Review

Speed Safe

Kershaw Ken Onion Boa Folding Knife Review | Speed Safe

Ken Onion's Speed Safe system offers a couple of advantages over the prettier (and blade weakening) one handed designs of other companies. The thumb studs that provide opening leverage can be installed from either side, hand friendly for lefties as well as righties. The holes required for mounting ...





Kershaw ‘Needs Work’ Folding Utility Pocket Knife

Stainless Steel Blade

Kershaw ‘Needs Work’ Folding Utility Pocket Knife | Stainless Steel Blade

I'm always offended if I'm doing ordinary things at work, like opening boxes, and somebody hands me a box knife that's a razor blade clamped into a cheap aluminum handle. I hand the box knife back and pull whatever knife I'm carrying out of my pocket and use that. ...





Kershaw E.T. Urban Camo Stainless Steel Folding Knife Review

Kershaw E.T. Urban Camo Stainless Steel Folding Knife Review

I think the greatest thing about Kershaw Knives is their innovation in quick and safe one-handed, ambidextrous opening of the blade. With their SpeedSafe design (see Centofante-Onion knife), the user is given an assisted-opening blade action that is as quick as a switchblade, but without the attached legal trouble. ...





Kershaw Ken Onion Scallion Folding Pocket Knife

Speed Safe Lockback Blade

Kershaw Ken Onion Scallion Folding Pocket Knife | Speed Safe Lockback Blade

The Scallion, a modern design created by Ken Onion and now produced and marketed by Kershaw, is a gentleman's pocket knife built to modern standards. That approach provides several advantages over the classic gentleman's knife, which evolved to be too small to be generally useful.

Modern knife makers like Ken Onion ...





Kershaw Ken Onion Mini Mojito Pocket Knife

Speed Safe Lockback Folder Blade

Kershaw Ken Onion Mini Mojito Pocket  Knife | Speed Safe Lockback Folder Blade

Ken Onion's very refined yet totally modern design results in an admirably functional pocket knife built for the modern gentlemen, not the modern gentleman's grandfather.

Kershaw markets the Mini Mojito, an Onion design with a lot of class and all the modern features you really need. The sine curve ...





Kershaw Ken Onion Avalanche Folding Pocket Knife

Speed Safe Clip Lock Blade

Kershaw Ken Onion Avalanche Folding Pocket Knife | Speed Safe Clip Lock Blade

Put together a knife from the finest materials, using the finest design, and you have to have something good. Kershaw's Avalanche, a design by knife maker Ken Onion, is today's technology simplified to the point of good sense.

Starting with the 3 1/8" blade, you get a dark Tungsten coated high ...





Kershaw Black Vapor Stainless Steel Folding Knife

Partially Serrated or Plain Blade

Kershaw Black Vapor Stainless Steel Folding Knife | Partially Serrated or Plain Blade

What I really love about Kershaw knives is their commitment to make great knives that look great too. Where so many companies are content with inside the box designs, Kershaw always seems to be pushing the boundaries of both function and aesthetic. They truly do offer products that provide ...





Kershaw Locking Carabiner Stainless Steel Knife, Multitool

Kershaw Locking Carabiner Stainless Steel Knife, Multitool

When you're on a backpacking trip, the last thing you want is a pocket knife buried at the bottom of your pack. And, carrying a knife in your pocket can become unpleasant as the long miles add up. That's why carabiner knives are great - hook one onto strap, vest, ...





Kershaw Blunt Tip Sea Hunter Stainless Steel Dive Knife, Neon Handle, Sheath

Kershaw Blunt Tip Sea Hunter Stainless Steel Dive Knife, Neon Handle, Sheath

This 3.75-inch blade is composed of 420J2 steel - good for stain resistance and toughness. The amount of time this knife spends submerged in salt water won't quickly spoil the blade quality. It is blunt tip and plain edged, with a serrated spine and line cutter. The blunt ...





Kershaw Amphibian Stainless Steel Dive Knife Serrated, Kydex Sheath

Kershaw Amphibian Stainless Steel Dive Knife Serrated, Kydex Sheath

This Kershaw Amphibian water sports knife is a bold statement. It's an attractive knife, with a serious and stealthy design, one sure to get some attention from fellow divers and kayakers.

At only 7 3/4-inch total length and weighing in at 3.2 ounces, stored in its lightweight Kydex sheath, this small ...





Kershaw Frank Centofante, Ken Onion Speed Safe Folding Knife

Stainless Steel Blade, Pearl Inlay Handle

Kershaw Frank Centofante, Ken Onion Speed Safe Folding Knife | Stainless Steel Blade, Pearl Inlay Handle

Cutlery Hall of Famer Frank Centofante has come together with Kershaw Knives, and one of their own resident knife masters, Ken Onion, to produce an absolutely stunning and sturdy pocket knife. The Kershaw Centofante-Onion is a 2.25-inch drop point, plain edge, locking blade made from 440A stainless steel that was ...





Kershaw Outcast Knife

D2 Steel Fixed Blade | Bolo Machete

Kershaw Outcast Knife | D2 Steel Fixed Blade | Bolo Machete

Kershaw's plain-edge Outcast is a decent choice for an outdoor knife. It's reasonably strong, fairly priced, and has the reputation of Kershaw behind its craftsmanship... three very good reasons to keep this one in mind.

The blade has a recurve drop point with half-length top swage, a suitable choice for heavy outdoor ...





Kershaw Cyclone Knife

Ken Onion SpeedSafe | Black Tanto Blade Optional

Kershaw Cyclone Knife | Ken Onion SpeedSafe | Black Tanto Blade Optional

There are quite a few versions of the Kershaw Cyclone flitting about on the market, including a plain edge, tanto blade and a mini-blade. The version with a ComboEdge, pictured at right, is just one example. We'll link to all the variations below.

The Cyclone's blade is made from Sandvik 13C26 stainless steel, ...





Kershaw Vapor II Knife

Stainless Steel Pocket Folder Cutlery Review

Kershaw Vapor II Knife | Stainless Steel Pocket Folder Cutlery Review

If you prefer a polished look to your knives, this Vapor II model by Kershaw is definitely one to keep in mind. It won't break the bank, and it's from Kershaw, so you won't have to wonder if it's a quality blade or not.

The Vapor II is made entirely from stainless ...





Kershaw Speed Bump Knife

Sandvik 13C26 Blade | Speed Safe

Kershaw Speed Bump Knife | Sandvik 13C26 Blade | Speed Safe

At first glance, this one looks pretty straightforward. It measures a hair under five inches when closed, features a 3.625 inch stainless steel blade, and carries the Kershaw name we've come to admire.

But look closer... There're some interesting features here. First off, the blade is made of Sandvik 13C26 steel. This ...





Ken Onion Blackout Knife

Kershaw Serrated Edge Black Out Folder with SpeedSafe

Ken Onion Blackout Knife | Kershaw Serrated Edge Black Out Folder with SpeedSafe

Ken Onion has created some great knives for Kershaw. Witness the Kershaw Leek, the Blur and the Shun Ken Onion Chef's Knife.

The Blackout was one of Ken's first designs for Kershaw. It was also one of the first to feature the SpeedSafe opening mechanism. This is an automatic opening ...





Kershaw Ken Onion Leek Folding Knife

Best Small Folding Knife | Speed Safe

Kershaw Ken Onion Leek Folding Knife | Best Small Folding Knife | Speed Safe

Quick, which vegetable is bigger, the chive or the leek?

It's the leek, of course, and this knife is true to its name. It's similar to the Ken Onion Chive Knife we reviewed recently, but with a longer blade.

It's still a relative lightweight, though, measuring just four inches closed ...





Kershaw Ken Onion Chive Pocket Knife

Speed Safe High-Carbon Folder | Rainbow or Solid Colors

Kershaw Ken Onion Chive Pocket Knife | Speed Safe High-Carbon Folder | Rainbow or Solid Colors

Ken Onion is probably the best known American knife designer. With the release of his Ken Onion Chef's Knife, he's practically a household name.

Okay, that might be overstepping just a bit. But he's now made several successful models for Kershaw, this Chive being a great example.

It's small, light ...





Kershaw Ken Onion Blur Folding Knife with Speed Safe

Black or Red

Kershaw Ken Onion Blur Folding Knife with Speed Safe | Black or Red

This folding knife by Kershaw is a versatile knife designed by the renowned Ken Onion.

Foremost is the 3 3/8" 440a stainless steel Tungsten blade, with the Speed Safe assisted opening design for comfort and safety. Ken Onion invented this type of opening mechanism.

The handsome handle is anodized aluminum with Trac-Tec ...





Kershaw Wasabi Kitchen Knife

8 Inch Stainless Steel Deba

Kershaw Wasabi Kitchen Knife | 8 Inch Stainless Steel Deba

Tired of buying a new knife every couple of years? Try this sturdy Wasabi Deba Knife manufactured by Kershaw.

This 8-1/4 inch knife is very handy for chopping vegetables, slicing up poultry, or even boning fish.

The durable handle, made of polypropylene mixed with bamboo powder, is attached to a one-inch carbon ...





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