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Usage & Safety

Knives are extremely sharp tools and should only be used or handled with the utmost care and caution. Here are some tips for using your Kershaw safely:

DOs

  • When opening and closing a knife, be sure to have a firm grip on the handle and keep your fingers clear of the blade’s path.
  • When cutting, make sure to keep the rest of your body clear and maintain a safe distance from other persons.
  • Always keep your knife clean, maintained, and in working order. Dirt, debris, and worn parts can make a knife function improperly.
  • Be sure to use your Kershaw knife only for its intended use.
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DON’Ts

  • Do not use the blade to pry or twist. To maintain the edge and integrity of the blade, do not use a Kershaw blade to pry or as a screwdriver. Kershaw has other tools, such as some of our multifunction tools, specifically designed for this purpose.
  • Any use other than cutting (such as prying or twisting) is considered misuse and abuse—and will void your warranty. Kershaw Knives/Kai USA Ltd. is not responsible for any injuries resulting from misuse or abuse of the product.
  • Do not use any Kershaw knife as a throwing knife (other than the Ion 1747BWX or Aethon 1748X throwing knives) or a stabbing device. Throwing knives and knives developed for stabbing have a distinctly different design and function. Kershaw knives are not intended for throwing or stabbing; they are designed for cutting purposes only.
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