Established in 1976, Country Knives started with just one line
of cutlery. Norman and Rose Huegel thought that it would be fun
to sell knives 'retail'. Norm was a new sales representative for
W.R.Case & Sons Cutlery Company, so what better line to start
with, for at that time, Case made a complete line of cutlery:
pocket and hunting knives, kitchen cutlery, scissors and shears.
As sales grew, they realized that Case's selection was not enough
and began to add more lines.
After graduating from college in 1983, their
son, Brian, came into the business full-time making expansion
necessary, and the present store, attached to the family home,
was built. Today, he and his wife, Catherine, have started a third
generation in the business with their daughter, Nicole, and son,
Thomas. Keeping things in the family, Catherine's brother, Dan,
is the manager of online sales and Matt (CIA graduate), a family
friend, is their sales associate.
Country Knives is a real 'brick and mortar'
store (See Store Tour). Located two miles
East of the town of Intercourse on PA Rt. 340, we are out in the
middle of the cornfields in the heart of the Pennsylvania Dutch
and Amish communities. Offering a complete selection from over
300 manufacturers and makers, we stock more than 8000 different
cutlery items and accessories of the highest quality. Country
Knives specializes in unusual and discontinued cutlery. We are
on an automatic-order basis with many of our vendors, so that
we are the first to have the latest products. Special ordering
is gladly accepted for items we do not normally stock. With over
thirty years of experience, depth of knowledge, and most importantly
a 'passion for fine knives,' we are ready to assist you with your