Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturers

Cutlery and Handtool Manufacturers

Overview

The 1,120 cutlery and hand tool manufacturers in the US produce nonpowered hand and edge tools; saw blades; and metal kitchen cookware, utensils, and nonprecious and precious-plated metal cutlery and flatware. Large firms may also produce hardware, industrial tools, power tools, and related products, such as storage systems.

Competition from Foreign Manufacturers

Domestic hand tool and cutlery manufacturers compete with foreign producers, which offer the same or similar products but enjoy a more favorable cost structure.

Variability in Raw Material Costs

The cost of raw materials, including ferrous and non-ferrous metals, can vary and affect margins and profitability for hand tool and cutlery manufacturers.