Cutco Production Story
Cutco's commitment to quality and innovation is evident throughout each step of the manufacturing process - from the selection of steel to final inspection.
Here is how a Cutco knife is made
Blanking or punching a blade out of 440A high-carbon stainless steel
Heat treating transforms soft blades into hard blades, creating the best balance of hardness, flexibility, rust and stain resistance, and edge retention.
Cutco uses a three step heat-treating process: 1) Heat treating in the belt furnace, 2) Cryogenic (deep freeze), 3) Draw temper in walk-in oven
Blade polishing removes surface imperfections in the steel, creating a beautiful finish, making blades more rust resistant and easier to clean.
The sides of the blade blank are concave ground or "hollowed out" providing both maximum clearance behind the cutting edge and minimum "drag" on food being cut.
Recessed Edge Grind
The Double-D® recessed edge is the series of three razor-sharp edges on the blade with pointed teeth that protect it from coming in contact with surfaces that can dull the knife. The edge allows the blade to cut forward, backward or straight down with equal ease.
Handle molding incorporates ergonomic thermo-resin handle design to fit all hands, maximize the full power of the thumb and fingers, and lock the thumb and fingers in place for a firm grip.
The two-piece handle is riveted to the blade with high quality nickel-silver alloy rivets.
Rivets and the full blade tang are sanded flush with the handle surface, making handles smooth and comfortable grip.
Honing applies the final beveled edge (cantle) on straight-edge knives, creating a sharp consistent cutting edge.
High Speed Buffing
High speed buffing removes burrs and polishes the edge cantle, making the cutting edge of the blade smooth and razor sharp, and polishes the cutting edge.
Inspection insures that the Cutco product sent to our customer is the world's highest quality cutlery by examining every product for about 30 different functional and aesthetic defects.
American Made. American Proud.
“Made in America” is more than where we manufacture our knives. It’s a deep-rooted commitment to providing American jobs that support families, quality American products and exceptional American service.
When other companies chose to outsource operations overseas, Cutco dug in its heels and made a promise to stay for the long haul. We've been here since 1949 and have no plans to leave.
Everything leaves the Cutco factory meeting Cutco’s quality standards. Skilled workers perform checks throughout the manufacturing process to assure every knife meets stringent requirements. It’s that attention to detail that makes Cutco special.
Every Cutco product is backed by The Forever Guarantee which ensures we're there when you need us. We’ll sharpen and repair your Cutco knives, for free, forever.Learn more
This is Cutco’s unwavering promise and
it is at the heart of everything we do.
Cutco is for generations
Since 1949, Cutco has been manufacturing high-quality cutlery in Olean, N.Y. In that time, over 16 million people have welcomed Cutco into their homes.
If at any time you are not satisfied with the performance of your Cutco product we’ll make it right. Whether you made the initial purchase or you received Cutco as a gift, it’s our guarantee that your Cutco products will perform like new. Forever.
Cutco is built to last
The high-quality materials and unique production processes combine to create products that are built to last.
Cutco stands behind every item that leaves our factory. With over 65 years of expert craftsmanship, Cutco makes knives and kitchen products you can depend on. Forever.
What Cutco will do for you
When you send your well-loved Cutco products in for sharpening or repair they will be cared for as if they were our own. Your products go through a detailed multi-step process and are returned to you like new. There’s no receipt or registration required.Learn more