Queen Cutlery is a well-known maker of finely crafted pocketknives. Queen Cutlery’s factory is located in Titusville, PA, about two hours northeast of Pittsburgh. While all manufacturing is done in the Titusville factory, most other functions, including sales, accounting and customer service, are handled in Franklinville, NY at the site of Queen’s sister company, Ontario Knife Company.
Queen Cutlery’s roots go back to the Schatt and Morgan Cutlery Company, which was founded in Gowanda, NY in 1890 and moved to Titusville in 1895. Queen Cutlery is still housed in the original Schatt and Morgan factory and many of the delicate hand processes and operations employed by Schatt and Morgan are still being used by Queen. Skilled craftsmen are essential to build a “factory knife” by hand and, while it doesn’t lead to mass production or extremely low prices, the results are beautiful, functional knives.