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Queen Cutlery Company Closes

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by mrknife, Jan 10, 2018.

  1. PirateSeulb

    PirateSeulb Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 6, 2017
    I will be curious to see what they do but definitely gives promise and hope for some more options in the traditional knife market.
     
  2. SteveC

    SteveC Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 13, 2017
    Great news !
     
  3. Duper

    Duper Gold Member Gold Member

    607
    Feb 5, 2016
    Exciting news!

    ,,,Mike in Canada
     
  4. 3-1-1

    3-1-1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 2, 2012
    Where did you hear this?
     
  5. Pomsbz

    Pomsbz

    Jul 31, 2015
    Who are Bluegrass?
     
  6. scrteened porch

    scrteened porch Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    Quality knives made in the USA, they say. Winchester and John Primble.
     
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  7. PirateSeulb

    PirateSeulb Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 6, 2017
    IIRC Bluegrass made many of the nicer Winchester, or was it Remmington, knives though I think I had heard they also contracted out some of those to places like Queen so my knowledge is a bit fuzzy I am sure someone else knows more.
     
  8. Norcaldude

    Norcaldude Gold Member Gold Member

    809
    Dec 19, 2014
    Poking around online a little it sounds like in the past they have been just a retailer/wholesaler.

    They bought the machines, but do they have people that know how to use them to make knives?
     
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  9. knowtracks

    knowtracks Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 16, 2006
    That is GREAT news indeed !! :thumbsup: This is the best scenario I could wish for with the Queen name. :cool:
    Thanks for making my day!!! :D;):)

    Dave
     
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  10. FLymon

    FLymon Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 23, 2006
    Can't do much worse.
     
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  11. brownshoe

    brownshoe I support this site with my MIND

    Sep 6, 2002
    I've been told in the past that Bluegrass Cutlery used Queen as their contractor, but I don't know jack :)
     
  12. Rookie82

    Rookie82 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 25, 2014
    In another forum Gil Cooper, a representative of Bluegrass, gave a lot more details to the story. He is the one spearheading the project for Bluegrass to take on the S&M name. In the past, Bluegrass had a small section of knife assembly, but the bulk of their knives were contracted out (to places like Queen). Now they will do all operations in house, for S&M, Winchester, Primble, and possible others. No mention yet of the Queen Cutlery name being used. He is eager to keep a historic US cutlery company operating in the US. At a knife show in Kentucky recently, a man I spoke with said that the old master cutler from Queen may be providing some assistance to get the machines running correctly.
     
  13. Jolipapa

    Jolipapa Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 4, 2015
    Whish them good luck and hope they'll be easier to get than reborn Canal Street. :)
     
  14. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    I'm hoping this will be a positive venture for all of us, manufacturer and consumer alike. :cool::thumbsup:
     
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  15. Matt_WY

    Matt_WY Gold Member Gold Member

    239
    Sep 30, 2018
    This is great news, love to see more options in the traditional market!
     
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  16. Camillus

    Camillus Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 3, 2015
    I love Bluegrass Cutlery knives and so excited to think of them making their own
     
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  17. Thomas Linton

    Thomas Linton

    Jun 16, 2003
    Titusville is a sad place. A great past and no future in sight.
     
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  18. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    Not a fan of Great Eastern Cutlery?
     
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  19. Easyrider

    Easyrider

    Jan 31, 2000
    I am very happy to hear that a reborned Schatt & Morgan made here in the USA is going to happen. Good news.
     
  20. Pàdruig

    Pàdruig Live and Let Die Platinum Member

    Dec 1, 2016
    I don't know, GEC seems to be doing alright.

    Glad to hear that there is a potential new manufacturer in the works. Looking forward to seeing what they come up with in the not-so-distant future.
     

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