So why are U.S. flags flipped on Kershaw Knives?

U.S. flag code has had great influence on Kershaw Knives.

Kershaw takes great pride in our made-in-the-USA knives and proudly includes a USA flag next to the pocketclip. However, some of you have been wondering about the flag’s position on the knife. To many of you, our stars and stripes appear “backwards,” or flipped the wrong way. 

We can understand the confusion, and we’re here to clear things up.

When Kershaw originally included the flag, we wanted to make sure it was being displayed in a correct and patriotic manner. The flag in this position is from official American flag patches, which feature the star field on the right side. According to army regulation, this appearance gives the effect of the flag flying in the breeze as servicemen move forward.

This flag position can also be seen on American planes, emergency vehicles, and even space shuttles. Our made-in-the-USA knives honor this tradition and represent the American symbol in the same orientation.

So the next time you carry your made-in-the-USA Kershaw knife, you can take pride in knowing that it was designed to reflect the mindset that drives USA servicemen: keep moving forward.

Kershaw Knives reflect the style of U.S. army patches. A depiction of the Battle of Antietam in the Civil War. See how the flap waves back as soldiers charge forward. The U.S. flag even appears flipped on spacecraft. A U.S. flag appears flipped on a firetruck.
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