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LamsonSharp Knives by Lamson Cutlery

lamsonIf you visit the Lamson & Goodnow cutlery company in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts, you’ll see a facility that hasn’t changed much since the 1850s, except for the little improvements like electric lights, parking lots, and computer-driven manufacturing systems. Lamson & Goodnow combines tradition and craftmanship with innovation and continually adds to the list of company inventions, which began with the revolutionary curved snath in 1834.


Silas Lamson went into business with an idea that briefly changed the face of American agriculture. Many farmers of the early 1800s still harvested fields by hand with straight-handled, long-bladed scythes. Those tools were a big improvement when compared to earlier short-handled sickles, but still required some awkward and strenuous stooping to use correctly. Silas Lamson designed something better, a long scythe with a curved handle or snath. The curved snath scythe allowed farmers to work from a comfortable upright posture. Sales of Lamson’s invention supported the company’s first facility in Shelburne Falls in 1834. In 1837, Lamson’s sons, Ebenezer and Nathaniel, decided to add knives to the product line, and the company brought a new partner, Abel Goodnow, on board for the expansion. To improve and diversify the company, Lamson & Goodnow hired experienced cutlers from both Sheffield, England and Solingen, Germany. Many of their descendants still work for the company. During the American Civil War, Lamson & Goodnow became the largest cutlery manufacturer in the United States, producing an extensive line of agricultural tools, knives, and elegant tableware.

Lamson & Goodnow Today

Although the company looks the same from the outside, many things have changed for the better at Lamson & Goodnow. The company produces two main categories of knives, one in less expensive stamped steel and the other in their traditional forged pattern. Lamson’s forged products use imported Solingen steel and resemble the best traditional German kitchen cutlery. Four different types of handles are available, including one called “Earth” which uses recycled paper as the raw material for the durable ebony-black grip. Acrylic, pakkawood, and natural rosewood versions are also available. Lamson & Goodnow also produces sharpening systems, cutting boards, and many other kitchen tools and accessories. If you buy one of their forged knives, sign up for “Sharp for Life.” Just pay for shipping costs and the same craftsman who made your knife will restore it to original sharpness.

Read all of our Lamson reviews below:

LamsonSharp Professional Mezzaluna Pizza Rocker Knife

LamsonSharp Professional Mezzaluna Pizza Rocker Knife

As far as Italian kitchen cutlery goes, you can't get much better than LamsonSharp's pizza cutter here. The quality is professional-grade, plus the LamsonSharp warranty is one of the best you'll find.

This foot-long pizza rocker is from the Pro Walnut series, and as such, features quality handles made from genuine walnut wood. Walnut ...

LamsonSharp Cutlery Chinese Cleaver Kitchen Knife

LamsonSharp Cutlery Chinese Cleaver Kitchen Knife

LamsonSharp really tried to make this knife as best as they could, and it sure looks like they succeeded. That's why it falls in a mid-to-high price range, but it's definitely worth the investment if you're in need of a thick cleaver.

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Pumpkin Carving Tools

Halloween Jack-O-Lantern Kit | Decorating Set

Pumpkin Carving Tools | Halloween Jack-O-Lantern Kit | Decorating Set

It's October, and that can only mean one thing... Pumpkin Carving!!

And remember how you got shown up at least year's carving competition? Well, let's not let that happen again, shall we?

With the LamsonSharp Heirloom Pumpkin Carving Set, you will be a forced to be reckoned with. The "Heirloom" in the title means ...

LamsonSharp Wedding, Sheet Cake Knife

Walnut | 16-Inch

LamsonSharp Wedding, Sheet Cake Knife | Walnut | 16-Inch

What do parents, chefs, and bridegrooms all have in common? At some point, they're all going to have to learn how to cut a sheet cake. It comes with the title. No way around it.

If cakes are in your future, LamsonSharp's sheet cake knife will help. Besides the fact ...

Best Oyster Shucking Knife

Lamson 34360 HT

Best Oyster Shucking Knife | Lamson 34360 HT

If you're a seafood lover, chances are at some point you're going to want to cook up some oysters of your own, because eating out can get really expensive.

And for that, you need an oyster knife. Unless you're really rich, in which case you probably already have a set of eight 24 carat gold oyster ...

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