About LaClaire’s Cutlery

We are a family-owned, small business. Our beautiful knives are created by the father and son team of Perry and Ryan LaClaire. We started our cutlery shop selling a German Cutlery line of kitchen knives. As we continued our sales and growth over the years, we noticed a demand for folding and hunting knives. Not wanting to compete with the big box stores, we started researching. We found some fantastic blade smiths, started a partnership with them, and began using their knife designs as blanks, adding handle material from various sources. As LaClaire’s Cutlery grew, we started designing our own knife blades. Presently, we have Two Fingers in Idaho Falls make the blanks for us; they are a second generation blacksmith company and make some of the best Damascus in the world.  Two Fingers uses 1095 Carbon billets and 15N20 nickel, which is folded together to create a minimum of 250 layers of steel. This creates a blade which is not only beautiful, but one that is much stronger and will hold a sharp edge longer.  We have expanded our handle material production, and now cut, stabilize and create everything ourselves.