Approximately 25 miles east of Titusville alongside the Allegheny River is located the small town of Tidioute, Pa. Unknown to most folks in the area and even some local residents, is the significant cutlery history of the town in the era from the 1890’s to the 1930’s. Over that short span of years, five separate cutlery manufacturers produced knives that today are sought after by collectors who covet the high quality and rare Tidioute brand knives.
Nearly 100 years later, we have brought back the Tidioute name with our Tidioute Cutlery branded classic pocket knives. Much like the original Tidioute Cutlery Co. circa 1909 to 1916, our new knives have blades made with high quality American made 1095 carbon steel and handled with a variety of traditional materials that include North American cattle bone and Ebony wood. Also used is the unique and distinctly colored and figured Acrylic Acetate. Acrylic is a tough and durable synthetic that should not be confused with the cellulose acetate very often used in the original Tidioute Cutlery.
Like all Great Eastern Cutlery knives, the Tidioute Cutlery brand knives are classically styled and of exceptional craftsmanship and quality. They are good enough to collect, but our emphasis with this brand is with function and performance rather than cosmetic beauty. We have intentionally manufactured them for those individuals who need a tough and durable pocket knife to carry and use on a day to day basis. Ounce for ounce, we feel they are the best buy of any traditional pocket knife made in the USA today. When you pull out your pocket knife, it should say Tidioute Cutlery.