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Comment by Clint Thompson on September 23, 2016 at 9:57


Ontario Knife Co., CUTCO Corporation, Canal Street Cutlery, KA-BAR Knives, Utica's Kutmaster who make some and import most others.

Comment by Michael Squier on September 23, 2016 at 8:50

Is there a list anywhere of just made in NY state knife companies? 

Comment by Clint Thompson on August 22, 2016 at 14:28

Nice Jan. Thanks for the heads up on Taylor Brand.

Comment by Jan Carter on August 22, 2016 at 12:55

I posted this in a forum discussion but thought it might interest you all.  I am waiting anxiously for the decision about where and how they will be made :)

and as another news flash comes through today Smith and Wesson is buying Taylor Brands

KINGSPORT, TN (WJHL) – Smith & Wesson, a leading manufacturer of firearms, announced today its accessories division, Battenfeld Technologies, signed a definitive agreement to purchase all assets of Taylor Brands for $85 million.

(Source: YouTube) (Source: YouTube)

The deal is expected to close August 2016.

Smith & Wesson also specializes in making accessories for shooting, hunting and rugged outdoor enthusiasts.

Kingsport-based Taylor Brands is a designer and distributor of high-quality knives and specialty tools.

“We are proud that the company my family founded in 1975 has grown to become a leading and highly regarded knife and tool provider,” said Morgan Taylor, President of Taylor Brands. We look forward to achieving our next level of growth and continuing to serve our loyal customers as part of Smith & Wesson and with the benefit of Battenfeld Technologies’ extensive distribution network and product development processes.”

According to a release, Taylor Brands has been a “long-standing licensee for both Smith & Wesson and M&P branded knives and is the owner of a number of highly-regarded, legacy brands including Schrade, Uncle Henry, Old Timer, and Imperial.”

Taylor Brands currently operates in a 160,000 square foot facility.

Comment by Billy Oneale on July 3, 2016 at 13:30
Very nice knife, Cory
Comment by Cory Craig on July 3, 2016 at 10:53

My new favorite addition to the family. Ka-bar folding hunter with swing guard stag handles and dogshead shield.
Circa 1925-1930. Extremely scare and in excellent condition.

Comment by Jan Carter on January 19, 2016 at 19:33

A knife sparked another uproar in the UK, but this time it was for the better. On last night’s BBC hit TV series ‘Antiques Roadshow’, a man presented a 2 bladed slipjoint with a never before seen feature.   Viewers across the pond were so amazed, the segment set Twitter off its trolley.

music knife

Swiss knife circa 1815

Like on PBS in America; the audience for the British version of Antiques Roadshow tune in to see rare treasures from the past, usually paintings or furniture that antique experts put a value on. The drama is heightened when the owner’s expectations don’t sync up with the expert’s appraisal.

The knife that turned up on last nights episode is believed to have been made in Switzerland and featured hand-enamelled scales inlaid with pearls. The adornments were impressive, but what really stunned experts was a never before seen feature: a tiny wind up music player hidden within the rear bolster of the knife.

music knife and key

Wind up mechanism hidden in rear bolster

The key, necessary to wind up the music mechanism was broken leaving viewers wondering what song the knife contained. It couldn’t have been Bryan Adams’ 1983 hit ‘Cuts Like a Knife’ because according to the celebrity antique expert the knife was produced by an unknown maker about 170 years earlier.

Just after the turn of the 18th century; the Swiss invented a flat disk inset with pins that made small musical trinkets with a much longer playing time possible, according to Iowa State University historians.

The antiques expert said the knife is unlikely to end up in the hands of a knife collector because “The Russian market is strong in terms of buying this unusual mechanical musical instruments [or] objects.”

But if you have the means and want to add this one of a kind custom to your collection, this musical blade could fetch in the range of USD $100,000 and $120,000 at auction.


Comment by Ron Cooper on December 22, 2015 at 16:07

I say congratulations and kudos to Mr. Trevino! 

I'm sure he'll receive a nice bonus in his Cutco Christmas stocking!

Comment by Jan Carter on December 22, 2015 at 15:46

announced today

Gonzalo Trevino Becomes First Person in Cutco Cutlery's 65-Year History to Record $1 million in Sales.

On Dec. 14, San Antonio resident Gonzalo Trevino became the first sales representative in the company's 65-year history to sell $1 million of Cutco Cutlery in a single year. Trevino is a sales representative for Vector Marketing, the sales arm of Cutco.

Comment by Jon Salmon on December 3, 2015 at 12:47

I really enjoyed Steve Hanner's review of his CRKT Kit Carson M4, however, I think their might be some confusion about the CRKT "Lawks" system.

The "Lawks" or "Auto-Lawks" system from CRKT is for the purpose of preventing the blade from CLOSING, not keeping the blade from "opening".  When the "Lawks" lever is pushed forward, it prevents the liner lock or frame lock from moving, hence reinforcing the safety of using the knife without danger of the blade closing accidentally during use. CRKT's "Fire Safe" mechanism is their feature for preventing accidental opening of the blade if the knife is also equipped with their "Outburst" speed assisted opening system.  The "Fire Safe" feature (optional - not available on all "Outburst" assisted models) incorporates a "button-style" thumb stud on the blade which must be depressed by the thumb, and held down while moving the blade to the 30 degree position where the "Outburst" assist takes over and snaps the blade open.  It takes a bit of practice, but once mastered, this is the safest auto / assist knife configuration I have found.  BTW, I also have the CRKT Carson M4, and it is an excellent knife - and a real beauty with the burl wood handle scales.  Thanks again to Steve for the review.


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