Kingsport, TN -(AmmoLand.com)- New product innovation, including a Schrade knife with slingshot built-in, plus heightened interest in classic brands Old Timer and Uncle Henry have officials at Taylor Brands saying SHOT Show 2016 was their best yet.
The message could be a good one for a category that has been considered flat in recent years.
“Our booth traffic was up and our meeting schedules were full, so we’ve returned from SHOT with high optimism that 2016 will be another solid growth year for us, making it six in a row,” said Jody Agnew, Taylor Brands vice president of sales.
“Although North American cutlery sales were reportedly down an estimated 2 – 4 percent, we experienced double-digit growth in 2015. Helping our retail partners drive the category motivates Taylor Brands as a whole to work harder and smarter. We continue to focus on brand authenticity, product innovation and fulfilling customer promises to achieve continued sustainable growth.”
Taylor Brands introduced several new products among their brands at SHOT.
The innovative Schrade model SCHF39, serving up form and function in a fixed-blade knife with built-in slingshot, spring-loaded ball-bearing ammo magazine, sharpening stones, removable Ferro rod and ABS sheath, was a hit among a variety of customers.
The Old Timer brand launched its new wood handled Copperhead series featuring rosewood, walnut and oak options in multiple knife styles that appear destined for success.
Uncle Henry’s new fixed blades and fixed-blade combos, matched to saddle grade leather sheaths, also stood out as customers continue to “Grip a Legend.”
For more information on all Taylor Brands products, visit TaylorBrandsLLC.com.
About Taylor Brands:
Taylor Brands, located in Kingsport, TN, owns iconic knife brands Schrade, Old Timer, Uncle Henry and Imperial, some with history dating back more than 100 years. Under these names, and also through a licensing agreement with the popular Smith & Wesson brand, the company designs, manufactures and distributes fixed and folding knives, collapsible batons, tactical pens, handcuffs, tactical and survival accessories, and flashlights. Taylor Brands attributes its success as a category leader to its long-standing commitment to excellence in its products, people and customer service.
For more information, visit www.TaylorBrandsLLC.com.