The top country that manufacturers knives in the world is the United States. This is followed by China, Taiwan, and Japan. The United States sporting knife industry experiences more than $5.9 billion a year with over 60 companies providing almost 20,000 jobs. Hunters and anglers alike invest approximately $65 billion a year. With almost a million active law enforcement officers employed, 90% of them own at least three knives. However of the 6.9 million boaters and sailors in the oceans, only 40% of them own knives. A listing of knife company names from the United States are placed below. This is intended to stimulate the creation of your own unique brand.
Bear & Sons Cutlery
Busse Knife Group
Columbia River Knife & Tool
Kutmaster Knife & Tool
Ontario Knife Company
Smith & Wesson
A variety of knife variations exist throughout the industry. More than 68% of knifes purchased consist of a plain edge blade. Blade steel can vary greatly in cost depending on where it is purchased and made from. While 6 out of 10 purchasers prefer folding knives for their portability, the fixed knife is used by 4 out of 10. The infographic below outlines more interesting facts and comparisons regarding knives.
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