Schrade Cutlery Company was founded in 1904 in Walden, New York. The
quality of the cutlery produced was unique to the industry at that
time. Imperial Knife Company, established in Providence, Rhode Island
in 1916, grew to manufacture a full range of value knives.
to Schrade's strength as a knife maker is the workforce of talented
and committed craftsmen, including third and fourth generation employees.
Learning the trade from parents and grandparents, they pass along
the valuable knowledge, skills and pride necessary for the consistent
production of quality knives and tools. That dedication and spirit
lives at the 93 acre site in Ellenville, blending the decades of experienced
hand craftsmanship with some of the most modern technology available.
Schrade continues to grow in leaps and bounds due to our well earned
reputation for quality and value, responsiveness to an ever changing
market place, innovative new products, diversification into new markets,
and customer service second-to-none in the industry.