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Cutco-Ka-Bar Visitors Center

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Address: 1040 E State St, Olean, NY 14760-3814
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+1 716-790-7000
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00

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If you like knives, stop here!!

We stopped as a rainy day entertainment. The visitor center had the history of Cutco and displays of the history of their Ka-Bar knives as well as some of their other products... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Buffalo, New York
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Buffalo, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped as a rainy day entertainment. The visitor center had the history of Cutco and displays of the history of their Ka-Bar knives as well as some of their other products. You can also purchase their products there.

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Portville, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

These are phenomenal knives, yes, they are expensive but they have a Lifetime guarantee. Yes I said lifetime! I just took 11 of mine to be sharpened (yes this is free as often as you want) 3 of the knives were not able to be sharpened, and they are replaced with brand new ones. If you are looking to invest... More 

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Pennsylvania, US
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Cutco knives are made right in Olean at the nearby factory and are guaranteed for life. You can get free sharpening, and they'll replace knives that have failed in normal use. The Visitors' Center has some great displays of current retail offerings as well as historical products and military knives. Great stop for service and purchase of new items as... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

The home of Cutco! Nice quick trip through Cutco history, retail purchases are an option. If you are in the area, stop by.

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Canton, Ohio, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

They have access to most of their products. Some of the Ka Bars are from China some from USA. Good cutlery but expensive compared to others you can buy. It is not close right of the highway but easy to find. The ladies at the counter were friendly and helpful. The museum is free the knives are not. Young children... More 

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Thank Kevin P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

It was nice to get some history of Kbar and Cutco. I have Cutco knives and I bought another item to go with them at the visitor's center. I really found "the dig" to be interesting!!!!

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

The small museum gives an overview of the company in a boring way (if you've visited the Zippo museum in nearby Bradford) and has limited displays of their old products. You can purchase on the spot. The staff is helpful, however.

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Hagerstown, MD
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

We fell in love with Sue S. at the Visitors Center. She is just the BEST ambassador for this phenomenal company which makes the BEST knives ever. We thoroughly enjoyed the company history displays and purchased 2 items which Sue arranged to ship to our home since we were traveling. She even timed the arrival to the day after our... More 

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Olean, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

Kar-bar made fighting knifes for the US Marines,,,a real treasure if you have one.I collect Dog- head Ka-bars and Case knifes now a part of Zippo lighters. The gift store here will give you a chance to but a piece of history

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015

Cutco knives are amazing. And the company sharpens your knives for free, forever! Just drop off and pick up or send in and they will mail back to you. .

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