From our humble beginnings to now, read the story of Country Knives’ history!
Country Knives History: A Tradition of Excellence
Established in 1976, Country Knives started with just one line of cutlery. Norman and Rose Huegel thought that it would be fun to sell knives for retail. Norm was a new sales representative for W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery Company, so what better line to start with? For at that time, Case made a complete line of cutlery: pocket and hunting knives, kitchen cutlery, scissors and shears. As sales grew, they realized that Case’s selection was not enough and began to add more knife and blade lines.
After graduating from college in 1983, their son, Brian, entered the business full-time making expansion necessary, and the present store, attached to the family home, was built. Today, he and his wife, Catherine, have started a third generation in the business with their daughter, Nicole, and son, Thomas. Keeping things in the family, Catherine’s brother, Dan, is the manager of online sales.
Country Knives is a real ‘brick and mortar’ store. Located two miles east of the town of Intercourse on PA Rt. 340, we are out in the middle of the cornfields in the heart of the Pennsylvania Amish communities. Offering a complete selection from over 300 manufacturers and makers, we stock more than 12,000 cutlery items and accessories of the highest quality, specializing in a comprehensive selection of over 300 manufacturers from more than 30 countries around the globe.
Country Knives specializes in both standard and unusual/discontinued cutlery. We are on an automatic-order basis with many of our vendors, so that we are the first to have the latest products. Special ordering is gladly accepted for items we do not normally stock. With over 43 years of experience, depth of knowledge and most importantly, a ‘passion for fine knives’ we are ready to assist you with your cutlery needs.