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Christy Knife Co. commemorates bicentennial with limited edition release

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For generations, the Christy Knife Co. stood out in a town known for its cutlery by making its own special version of the pocket knife.

Today, Christy Knife still proudly makes the same sliding blade knives founder Russ J. Christy designed in 1936 at its Fremont production facility.

“It’s still made exactly the same way, same procedures, same fixtures,” said Randy Christy, fourth-generation owner of the company and great-grandson of Russ J. Christy. “And I’m proud to do it the same way. I enjoy making it the same way that it was invented.”

With so much history as one of the renowned knife and blade producers in a city once known as “The Cutlery Capital of the World,” Christy Knife Co. was the perfect company to make a limited-edition version of its classic knife to celebrate Sandusky County’s bicentennial in 2020.

The high-quality blades are engraved with “1820-2020 Bicentennial” on one side of the blade and the commemorative number on the side. The Christy logo is on the handle.

The knives can be purchased in two different commemorative boxes. A knife that comes in a black box with gold embossing sells for $79, and a knife that comes in a larger wooden engraved box sells for $200. Only 200 of the wooden-boxed knives were made.

The knives are available at these locations in Fremont: Harvey Oaks Jeweler, The Summer Kitchen, Grund Drug, Color Haven Paint & Supply and the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums.

For information on the bicentennial, visit