Traditional experience and expertise
With a history dating back to the 1800s, Dexter-Russell, Inc. carries the reputation of being the largest manufacturer of professional cutlery in the US.
Dexter-Russell carries forward the traditional values and learning obtained by its parent manufacturers - Harrington Cutlery and John Russell Cutlery.
Henry Harrington – the man who found the first cutlery company in the USA in 1818 - introduced the trade name Dexter – a line of fine cutlery.
From axes to knives
John Russell established a company called the Green River which produced chisels and axe heads. The fine design and detailing of the products led to its expansion into cutlery.
The big merger
The 1933 merger between Harrington Cutlery Company and John Russell Cutlery Company led to the birth of Russell Harrington Cutlery Company.
Inception of Dexter-Russell
In 2001, the Russell Harrington Cutlery Company changed its name to Dexter-Russell, Inc. going by its product brand identity.