About Us


The “Steel to Slice” story of a family-owned, American company

At Dexter-Russell, knife-making is our DNA. We believe in obsessing over the details. For over 200 years, we have proven that doing things right generates the highest quality cutlery. Even after over two centuries of knife-making, we still feel privileged to perfect every step of the knife creation process in New England.

We are passionate about all aspects of our craft, from Steel to Slice. Our commitment to both tradition and innovation is reflected in our customer-driven design, use of premium materials, and modern production processes. We do not believe in shortcuts. We partner with an American Steel mill to process our own proprietary steel - ideal for the exacting standards of professional kitchens. Our craftspeople merge state-of-the-art heat-treatment technologies with time-honored handmade production processes to create exceptional knives. We are driven by the knowledge that our customers rely on Dexter knives, all day, every day, to deliver excellence in the workplace. Our dedication to quality has propelled us to become the largest manufacturer of professional cutlery in the United States.

Our high-quality product is the result of the devotion of generations of expert knifemakers, including over 200 highly skilled craftspeople in Southbridge, Massachusetts. Dexter, a family owned company, produces the broadest line of professional cutlery made by any single manufacturer in the world. Ninety percent of our knives, including more than one thousand unique styles, are American made in New England. We tap into our global supply chain for specialty items to ensure we fulfill any additional customer needs. We take pride in being the knife of choice for foodservice, processing, and industrial professionals and our role in manufacturing in the USA to enhance the lives of our customers.