Ben Petersen’s Knafs Co. releases first fixed blade – Made in USA

I like hard things. I don’t know why. Climb a mountain? Yes please. Wake up at 5 a.m. to go hiking? Camping? Sleep on the ground? Seven days in a hammock? All yes. This affinity for hard things extends to hobbies, my personal life with 4 kids, and it extends to my work. I’m probably a glutton for punishment, and I enjoy doing hard things. My latest knife has been a hard thing.

Let me explain: I’ve heard from a lot of Knafs customers that they want USA Made options in our line. I point to our knife poster. Printed in Utah! Not good enough. The people want knives made in the U.S. I won’t bore you with all the challenges of U.S. manufacturing, but I’ll tell you what: it’s hard. White River Knives is the manufacturer for the Lulu, and they’ve been excellent to work with, but it’s still challenging in new ways. We got it done, and I’m proud of this latest knife. It’s 100% made in the USA, down to the corrugated box, label stickers, and the name. Let me walk you through the journey on this thing…

I think that Ben does a great job explaining the pros and cons of US vs. overseas manufacture. There is a place for both in our industry.

Read the whole thing at the Knafs Blog.