About Us

A Brief History

Carmel Cutlery was founded in 1984 by Edward Stitt. "Ed" was a friend of mine and fellow knife enthusiast who specialized in custom 'handmade' knives. He worked with the best knife makers of that time whom he referred to as "The Good Ol' Boys". Ed developed a keen eye for quality of workmanship and developed close relationships with knife makers long before they became revered within the knife community.

  • Scott Autry and Tanya Johnson assumed ownership from 1995-09
  • Sanford Owen assumed ownership in 2009-Present



That quality of workmanship that Ed focused on continues to be our focus even now. We carry on his tradition of working with custom knife makers, giving them an opportunity for exposure to the knife world. We are dedicated to friendly and knowledgeable sales and service to all our customers. Whether ordering from our website or in person at our store in Carmel, you can expect the same level of dedication. We strive for your satisfaction in everything we sell.

Knife Sharpening


We offer a sharpening service at just $4 a blade. General turn around time is within the hour.


We are located on Dolores Ave. between Ocean Ave. and 6th St. in Carmel California.