Bear & Son Cutlery and Remington Outdoor Company (ROC) have announced a partnership agreement to manufacture a new line of collectible and functional cutlery products. The collection will offer all of the sleek design of a Bear & Son knife with the rugged durability that sportsmen have come to rely on from Remington. Both companies stress the importance of quality products made in the USA.
The new line will be launched in August with the release of an updated version of the legendary Remington Bullet knife, which the companies have successfully manufactured together since 2006. In 2015, Bear & Son will become ROC’s exclusive licensee for cutlery.
The knives will be handcrafted at the Bear & Son plant in Jacksonville, Alabama, where tooling, pressing, heat-treating, grinding, hafting, finishing, and assembly occur.
“Our factory is unique because of the extensive in-house work we do, from research and development to hand finishing,” said Ken Griffey, president of Bear & Son. “The methods we employ ensure that all of our knives are high quality, yet affordable, and our commitment to excellence is steeped in a rich family tradition of craftsmanship.”
“With a history dating back to 1920 of producing only the finest knives, it was critical for Remington to pick the right partner,” said Kevin Graff, senior vice-president and general manager of Business and Consumer Development, ROC. “The dedication, professionalism, and commitment to quality at every level of Bear & Son have become clear to us over the years of our collaboration. That is why we are excited to take our partnership to the next level – one that includes exclusivity in the cutlery space beginning in 2015.”
The expanded Remington line will offer several new and innovative products including an extension of the Remington Defense Tactical Knives and some additions to the popular 700 and 870 Series. New knives will also be added to the popular Remington Sportsman Series.