Kershaw STP Tool
Item #: KE-STPTOOL
The new Kershaw Flythrough (model 1988) and the Zero Tolerance 0609 both feature RJ Martin's unique "See-Through Pivot (STP)." This oversized pivot is hollow in the center, letting you "see through" it.
But a regular hex or torx tool won't work to adjust it. To meet the need that just about every knife-user has to tinker, Kershaw introduces the STPTOOL. It's specifically designed to let you adjust the STP on the Kershaw Flythrough and the ZT 0609 so you can have things as loose or as tight as you prefer. Tinker away. Suggested Retail $24.99.
Kershaw Knives was founded in 1974 in Portland, Oregon when knife salesman Pete Kershaw started a cutlery company that would make knives from his designs. Japanese based KAI Cutlery manufactured those designs. In 1978, KAI Cutlery purchased Kershaw Knives and the company, renamed KAI USA Ltd., continues today with three product lines; including the original Kershaw Knives, Zero Tolerance Knives, and Shun Cutlery which primarily markets kitchen cutlery.
Over the years, Kershaw Knives has worked with several custom knifemakers. Cutlery Hall of Famer Ken Onion, a custom knife maker and inventor of the “SpeedSafe” assisted opening mechanism, is the premier knife designer for Kershaw Knives. Kershaw has also collaborated with custom knifemakers Grant and Gavin Hawk, Frank Centofante, and Ernest Emerson. Kershaw has released models that were developed in collaboration with National Geographic, Jeep, Orange County Choppers, the American Professional Rodeo Association, and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.
Kershaw manufactures excellent knives and has built a very strong customer fan base due to their innovative designs and their quality control.