I was really bummed when I got to Portland and wasn’t able to pick up a Kershaw knife in time to leave for my tour. Instead, I bought a Gerber, which is a perfectly fine knife but there’s nothing like an American made product like a Kershaw. I picked up one at the Mash store yesterday and while the “limited edition” anodizing might not be everyone’s cup of tea, these knives are a quality product. You’ll find yourself using a knife more often than you’d think while on tour. From cutting fruit to trimming rope down to hang your food and even the occasional splinter, having a sharp and solid product like this is well worth the money.