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CUTCO Cutlery's history is steeped in tradition and founded on the fine craftsmanship of early settlers to Western New York and Northern Pennsylvania. The company, located along the Allegheny foothills in Olean, N.Y., can trace its roots back to skilled cutlers who settled in the area after immigrating from England's famous Sheffield cutlery industry in the late 1800s.
CUTCO Cutlery was introduced in 1948 as a new product for Wear-Ever Aluminum, a subsidiary of ALCOA. The name of the new cutlery line was derived from a company once owned by Wear-Ever, the Cooking UTensil COmpany - CUTCO.
ALCOA sought the expertise of the finest cutlery manufacturers in the U.S. at the time, Case Cutlery in Bradford, Pa., to manufacture the new cutlery line. It was a joint venture that created a new ALCOA company called Alcas Cutlery (AL of ALCOA and the CAS from Case). The new Alcas Cutlery factory in Olean, N.Y. was completed in 1949 and the first set of cutlery was shipped to New Kensington, Pa. that same year.
1952 The ergonomically-designed "hand-perfect" Wedge-Lock handle is added to CUTCO cutlery, ensuring a comfortable, no-slip grip
1960 The exclusive Double-D® stay-sharp recessed edge is added to appropriate CUTCO items
1972 ALCOA purchases Case Cutlery's share of Alcas. Alcas becomes wholly-owned by ALCOA. An improved Universal Wedge-Lock handle is added to CUTCO products
1982 Alcas management team purchases the company from ALCOA in a management buyout
1985 Alcas acquires Vector Marketing Corp. establishing it as Alcas' wholly-owned CUTCO marketing subsidiary in the U.S.
2009 The Alcas Corporation name is changed to CUTCO Corporation as the company marks its 60th anniversary
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.
When you need help, our highly trained customer service team provides exceptional service. They’re just a phone call, email, live chat or social media message away.
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.