The Utica Cutlery Company was founded in 1910 by a group of prominent Utica businessmen. It was felt that a metal working industry would create employment and bring economic balance to the area. The primary industry in Utica at that time was textile manufacturing.

The original location for the company was 820 Noyes Street. Through the years, several major additions were made to the building, but the address remains the same. The current size of the factory and office is approximately 100,000 square feet.

old historical photo of Utica Cutlery headquarters
Original Utica Cutlery factory, 1910, Utica, New York

The company has continuously manufactured pocket knives since 1910. In 1918, fixed blade kitchen cutlery was added. During World War II, the company manufactured bayonets and carbine parts and earned Utica™ the coveted Army-Navy E., as well as a number of other awards.

Today, Utica Manufactures and imports a wide range of pocket knives which include lock backs, slip joints,  liner locks, one hand opening and automatic knives as well as fixed bladed knives and multi-purpose tools.  Utica holds patents on several multi-purpose tools which are manufactured in Utica, New York. In addition to folding knives a wide array of cutlery items and cutlery block sets are offered. Utica Cutlery Company services the Sporting Goods, Housewares, Hardware, Industrial and Advertising Specialty Industries. A number of products are manufactured in Upstate New York under private label arrangements for a wide range of customers.

Utica Cutlery Company is a third generation family owned and run company and it is proud to celebrate over a century of manufacturing quality cutlery in upstate New York.