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Overview

We are KA-BAR, or more formally, KA-BAR Knives, Inc.. You may know us from our high quality military, hunting, sporting, all-purpose utility, and outdoor survival knives.

We offer hundreds of quality cutlery products and accessories sold through independent retailers, distributors, mail order catalogs and our online knife store.

KA-BAR History

KA-BAR History

We've been making knives since 1898 and each knife undergoes our unique manufacturing processes and testing to ensure corrosion resistance, strength, edge holding ability, and an out-of-the-box razor sharp cutting edge.

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Our Most Famous Knife

Our Most Famous Knife

The USMC KA-BAR is an icon and a legend in the world of knives. It was one of the general issue knives to the United States Marine Corps in World War II and quickly gained popularity. This knife remains the first choice for many men and women of service who carry it as their personal option knife still today.

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How KA-BAR Got Its Name

How KA-BAR Got Its Name

The KA-BAR name is said to be derived from an early 1900's fur trapper who wrote the company to share with them that while trapping, his gun jammed and left him with only his knife to kill a wounded bear that was attacking him. Want to see our modern-day take on this legendary event? Grab some popcorn and click the video at left.

Our Visitors Center

CUTCO/KA-BAR Visitors Center

Visit to learn more about the rich heritage of KA-BAR Knives and how they’re made, and to view antique military and pocket knives, as well as historical photographs and documents. Customers can also purchase KA-BAR and CUTCO brand of products at the Visitors Center. CUTCO Cutlery is the largest manufacturer and marketer of high-quality kitchen cutlery and accessories in the United States and Canada. CUTCO Corporation shares its manufacturing facility with KA-BAR.

Hours
Monday - Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday (Memorial Day through Christmas) 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

1040 East State Street
Olean, New York 14760

(716) 790-7000
www.CUTCO.com