Founded in 1974, Kershaw Knives began with one mission: to design and manufacture tools that knife users would be proud to own, carry and use. Today, premium materials, state-of-the-art manufacturing, extremely tight tolerances and meticulous craftsmanship ensure that each Kershaw knife or tool provides a lifetime of performance and pride of ownership.
The Kershaw brand is especially known for innovative technologies, including SpeedSafe® manually assisted opening and our new composite blades. Due to such innovations, Kai USA has received numerous industry awards for its Kershaw brand sporting knives—as well as for its Shun brand kitchen knives. Awards for Kershaw sporting knives include Most Innovative American-Made Knife of the Year, Overall Knife of the Year and Best Buy, while Shun kitchen knives have won Kitchen Knife of the Year on more than one occasion.
Kai USA manufactures many of its Kershaw brand products in a 55,000 sq. ft. facility in Tualatin, OR. In order to be as sustainable as possible, the company recycles and reuses materials used in the manufacturing process, including oil, coolant and steel.
Kai USA backs each product with a lifetime warranty. The company will repair or replace any of its knives found to have manufacturing or materials defects for the life of its original owner. In addition, Kai USA will re-sharpen any Kershaw or Shun knife free of charge for as long as a customer owns the knife.