In 1974, Kershaw Knives started as the brainchild of Pete and Judy Kershaw, a husband and wife team that loved to get outdoors. Over 40 years later, Kershaw has established itself as one of the largest names in made-in-USA cutlery. From the beginning, Kershaw has had a partnership with Kai USA. Production of knives was established in Japan during the 70s, but Kershaw currently offers a wide variety of Oregon-made pocket knives within their product line. No other brand presents such a high level of quality and craftsmanship at such a budget-friendly price.