Smoky Mountain Knife Works features 80,000 square feet of knives, cutlery and collectibles, plus the National Knife Museum which is free to tour.
Smoky Mountain Knife Works was founded in the early 1970s, when Kevin Pipes and John Parker started selling pocketknives at flea markets. Through the mid 1970’s, they worked hard to build strong relationships with their vendors and customers, and the business grew quickly. In 1978, SMKW opened its first Retail Showroom. Over the years, SMKW has grown by leaps and bounds, outgrowing two facilities before building its current retail location in Sevierville, Tennessee. Today, Kevin Pipes serves as SMKW’s President & CEO.
Over 1.2 million SMKW customers visit the Retail Showroom annually. SMKW’s monthly catalogs are mailed to millions of mail-order customers, and smkw.com is the best in the industry!