Vintage Kershaw 1030 Deer Hunter

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This is an early Kershaw 1030 Deer hunter, the sheath has a single strap, is marked on the back


Lake Oswego, Oregon

Model 1030  Which indicates it is an early knife. The Blade has on the left Side: Kershaw , Oregon USA, Right side 1030. Japan pre-dating it to before the Kai Japan production and indicating an early Ichiro Hattori manufacture. Knife is in great shape, probably been sharpened but no scratches on the blade or sheath.

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The Kershaw Hunters

In the mid 1970s, Peter Kershaw, formerly a marketing representative at Gerber Legendary Knives formed his own company together with his wife Judy and shipped their first knife in 1974. He had sent a Made in USA Gerber fixed Blade to Ichiro Hattori to serve as a design basis for the series of knives that became the Kershaw 10X0 series. The blades were all Aus8 and while the original models had wood handles, the basic production models used a phenolic resin handle. Kershaw was shipped it's first order 1974.

The Deer Hunter is big, bold, and incredibly practical. The blade is constructed of tough AUS8A stainless steel rated 56-58 on the Rockwell scale. Black finger groove phenolic handle with brass finger guard and pommel. Brown leather belt sheath included. 


•Steel: AUS8A stainless-steel
•Handle: Phenolic and brass
•Blade Length: 4 in. (10.3 cm)
•Overall Length: 8 1/4 in. (21.0 cm)
•Weight: 8.2 oz.
•Sheath included