Curtis Iovito FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Southern Pines, North Carolina – July 2019
Spartan Blades, LLC announce the formation of Pineland Cutlery, Inc with KA-Bar Inc
Spartan Blades, LLC of Southern Pines, NC and KA-BAR Knives of Olean, NY today announce the formation of Pineland Cutlery, Incorporated. Pineland will offer a wide range of cutlery for retail and distribution. The joint company will be headquartered in Southern Pines, North Carolina.
KA-BAR Knives a leader in the cutlery industry for over 120 years is announcing its partnership with Spartan Blades, LLC an award-winning maker of premium cutlery to form Pineland Cutlery, Inc. This partnering will combine the core competencies of both companies to bring a diversity of cutlery offerings to the knife market.
“Spartan Blades brings numerous industry awards, a solid reputation for quality, and close military ties to Pineland, Inc.” Said John Stitt, President of KA-BAR “With this partnership, we will leverage our manufacturing knowhow with an established company known for premium products. It is a great opportunity for both companies to grow and become a better company for both employees and customers.”
“Historically, cost and limited manufacturing capabilities have been a hurdle for Spartan Blades.” Said Curtis V. Iovito, Co-owner of Spartan Blades, LLC. “We are proud to be partnering with one of the largest and most storied companies in the U.S.. By partnering with KA-BAR we are expanding our footprint internationally and will benefit from their manufacturing and distribution expertise.”
“KA-BAR brings long-term distribution relationships, manufacturing expertise, and operational expertise, positioning Pineland Cutlery well in our industry.” Said Mark Carey, Co-owner Spartan Blades
For more information: Curtis V. Iovito President, Product Development and Marketing Pineland, Inc
Joshua Swanagon has studied survival in both urban and wilderness environments in Colorado and Michigan for most of his life, while also adding experience in harsher terrains abroad. He utilizes his experience and years of diverse martial arts and combatives training and real world application as a self-defense/combatives instructor, published freelance writer and Field Editor for various magazines in the fields of knives, survival, self-defense and tactical subject matters. Joshua also brings with him his years of experience as Editor of, and Subject Matter Expert for Knives Illustrated Magazine.
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