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.
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!