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Cutco-Ka-Bar Visitors Center

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Address: 1040 E State St, Olean, NY 14760-3814
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+1 716-790-7000
09:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00

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Good opportunity to try the Cutco products

Very interesting visitor center that gives the history of their products as well as an opportunity to actually try before you buy. Very friendly woman who answered our questions... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Donna G
Prescott, Arizona
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Prescott, Arizona
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40 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting visitor center that gives the history of their products as well as an opportunity to actually try before you buy. Very friendly woman who answered our questions and shared the Cutco story. It was very helpful to actually try the can opener before I made my purchase. Went home and got rid of all other can openers that... More 

Thank Donna G
Jamestown, New York
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went into the Visitors Center just to look. Two ladies were in attendance and showed me what knifes I was interested in. Came away with two and at very reasonable price. Would highly recommend it for anyone interested in quality knifes,

Thank obarth289
Cuba, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The Cutco Visitors Center has an informative and interesting museum, displaying the changes throughout the years. On display is the total Cutco line, Hunting knives, and the beautiful workmanship of the Ka-Bar collection. Customer can leave their knives to have them factory sharpened and pick them up later, or have the Visitors Center mail them. Cutco is available for sale... More 

Thank dwehlageq
Buffalo, New York
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Reviewed 31 January 2017

We stopped as a rainy day entertainment. The visitor center had the history of Cutco and displays of the history of their Ka-Bar knives as well as some of their other products. You can also purchase their products there.

Thank lizzitish2
Portville, New York
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

These are phenomenal knives, yes, they are expensive but they have a Lifetime guarantee. Yes I said lifetime! I just took 11 of mine to be sharpened (yes this is free as often as you want) 3 of the knives were not able to be sharpened, and they are replaced with brand new ones. If you are looking to invest... More 

Thank Annette J
Pennsylvania, US
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Reviewed 11 October 2016

Cutco knives are made right in Olean at the nearby factory and are guaranteed for life. You can get free sharpening, and they'll replace knives that have failed in normal use. The Visitors' Center has some great displays of current retail offerings as well as historical products and military knives. Great stop for service and purchase of new items as... More 

Thank nylady21
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4 reviews
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

The home of Cutco! Nice quick trip through Cutco history, retail purchases are an option. If you are in the area, stop by.

Thank Kathleen K
Canton, Ohio, United States
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Reviewed 28 July 2016

They have access to most of their products. Some of the Ka Bars are from China some from USA. Good cutlery but expensive compared to others you can buy. It is not close right of the highway but easy to find. The ladies at the counter were friendly and helpful. The museum is free the knives are not. Young children... More 

Thank Kevin P
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

It was nice to get some history of Kbar and Cutco. I have Cutco knives and I bought another item to go with them at the visitor's center. I really found "the dig" to be interesting!!!!

Thank Jennywren1021
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016

The small museum gives an overview of the company in a boring way (if you've visited the Zippo museum in nearby Bradford) and has limited displays of their old products. You can purchase on the spot. The staff is helpful, however.

Thank kutepanda

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