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:
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.
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.