Pete Kershaw started the world-known company, Kershaw Knives.
It was started in 1974 in Portland, Oregon. Pete had worked as a salesman for Gerber Legendary Knives Co. However, he left that company to make his own knives from his designs. Those designs were made by a Japanese Co., KAI Group. The knives were so popular for their sharpest and strength, he opened his own manufacturing of the Kershaw Knives in Wilsonville, Oregon in 1998 witht he help of KAI. A newer and larger plant was opened in 1998. Currently, Tualatin, Oregon is the main factory and some goods come from their Japan and China factories.
Kai Cutlery, a Japanese blade-making business, purchased Kershaw Knives, however, Pete Kershaw is still the founder and president of Kershaw Knives.
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