Paragon Knives by Asheville Steel has a strong tradition among those familiar with automatic blades and quality steel. Based in Asheville, North Carolina – Paragon produces some of the finest knives that anyone can purchase today. The blend of traditional technology and new advancements in steel fabrication allows the company to provide some of the most excellently designed blades on the planet.
Most of their knives are made in Asheville or by local Carolina craftsmen. The area has a long standing history of cutlery, smelting and blacksmithing that stretches back into the late 1700’s when the lands were first settled by Scotch-Irish and Anglican pioneers. Area art colleges and trade schools extended the craft into the current era. Paragon Knives has a long history in this area.
There are several types of their knives that are produced overseas, but none are cheap Chinese knock offs. Several lines of theirknives are made in Japan by blade makers that also design traditional Japanese katanas and short bladed tantos.
Paragon is still owned and operated by a local family from the Asheville area. Robert Anderson, a native of the area, acquired Paragon from its founder and helped to expand its offerings. The Anderson family continues the region’s fine legacy of well made, durable and also beautiful blades.
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