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.Learn More >
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.Learn More >
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.
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.
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Saturday (Memorial Day through Christmas) 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Olean, New York 14760