Spartan Blades, LLC of Southern Pines, NC and KA-BAR Knives of Olean, NY today announce the formation of Pineland Cutlery, Incorporated. Pineland will offer a wide range of cutlery for retail and distribution. The joint company will be headquartered in Southern Pines, North Carolina.
KA-BAR Knives a leader in the cutlery industry for over 120 years is announcing its partnership with Spartan Blades, LLC an award-winning maker of premium cutlery to form Pineland Cutlery, Inc. This partnering will combine the core competencies of both companies to bring a diversity of cutlery offerings to the knife market.
“Spartan Blades brings numerous industry awards, a solid reputation for quality, and close military ties to Pineland, Inc.” Said John Stitt, President of KA-BAR “With this partnership, we will leverage our manufacturing knowhow with an established company known for premium products. It is a great opportunity for both companies to grow and become a better company for both employees and customers.”
“Historically, cost and limited manufacturing capabilities have been a hurdle for Spartan Blades.” Said Curtis V. Iovito, Co-owner of Spartan Blades, LLC. “We are proud to be partnering with one of the largest and most storied companies in the U.S.. By partnering with KA-BAR we are expanding our footprint internationally and will benefit from their manufacturing and distribution expertise.”
“KA-BAR brings long-term distribution relationships, manufacturing expertise, and operational expertise, positioning Pineland Cutlery well in our industry.” Said Mark Carey, Co-owner Spartan Blades