Originally founded in 1952 under the name Expert Cutlery, this growing manufacturer of scissors and shears initially employed five men who turned out approximately 600 pair of shears per week. About 28 different styles of shears were manufactured, produced by large grinding wheels with a gas-heated lead pot used for the heat-treating process.
The Company has not only manufactured the same high quality barber shears since 1952, but has grown to become the largest U.S. manufacturer of hot-forged scissors and shears for a wide variety of markets including textiles, sewing, poultry, electronics, fiber optics and pet grooming.
The Expert Cutlery name was changed to Heritage Cutlery in 1978. The company continued to grow and invest in state of the art equipment, such as CNC (computer numerical control) machine grinders and electronically controlled salt furnaces for heat-treating.
In September 2007, Heritage Cutlery was acquired by and began operating under the name Klein Cutlery, LLC. Klein Cutlery is an affiliate of Klein Tools, Inc., a leading manufacturer of hand tools and occupational equipment for professional tradesman.