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Cutco History

1952

The ergonomically-designed "hand-perfect" Wedge-Lock handle is added to Cutco cutlery, ensuring a comfortable, slip-resistant grip

1960

The exclusive Double-DŽ stay-sharp recessed edge is added to several Cutco items

1972

ALCOA purchases Case Cutlery's share of Alcas. Alcas becomes wholly-owned by ALCOA. An improved Universal Wedge-Lock handle is added to Cutco products

1982

Alcas management team purchases the company from ALCOA in a management buyout

1985

Alcas acquires Vector Marketing Corp. establishing it as Alcas' wholly-owned Cutco marketing subsidiary in the U.S.

1990

Vector Marketing expands into Canada

1996

Alcas acquires KA-BAR Knives, Inc.

2001

Cutco opens a Visitors Center next to its corporate headquarters

2004

Alcas acquires Schilling Forge Inc. in Syracuse, N.Y., a small supplier of forgings for products like Cutco's Super Shears.

2005

Cutco unveils its online Gift Registry

2009

The Alcas Corporation name is changed to Cutco Corporation as the company marks its 60th anniversary

2013

Cutco starts a new home social program, Cutco at Home