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 ‘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 lines.
After graduating from college in 1983, their son, Brian, came into 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 and Matt (CIA graduate), a family friend, is their sales associate.
Country Knives is a real ‘brick and mortar’ store (See Store Tour). 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 Dutch and Amish communities. Offering a complete selection from over 300 manufacturers and makers, we stock more than 8000 different cutlery items and accessories of the highest quality. Country Knives specializes in unusual and 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 thirty years of experience, depth of knowledge, and most importantly a ‘passion for fine knives,’ we are ready to assist you with your cutlery needs.