Company Overview: All About SMKW

Smoky Mountain Knife Works has nine departments, including Accounting, Art & Marketing, Distribution, eCommerce, Human Resources, Management Information Systems, Order Entry, Purchasing, and Retail. SMKW publishes and mails a full-color catalog monthly, operates an 80,000 square foot Distribution Center, and runs the "World's Largest Knife Showplace."

You'll find more specific information about the different SMKW departments listed below.

Management Info Systems

Management Information Systems Department or "MIS" is responsible for all SMKW computer functions and equipment, ranging from the mainframe to PC's and individual workstations.

Human Resources

The HR Department is responsible for recruiting, hiring, and training SMKW employees; coordinating employee benefits, such as medical insurance, FMLA, and Workers' Compensation; and revising, maintaining and administering SMKW employee policies, practices and procedures.

Retail Showroom

At our Retail Showroom in Sevierville, Tennessee, we have over 50,000 square feet of showroom floorspace. That's a lot of ground to cover. Our senior sales associates and sales associates are always happy to help you find the item you're looking for and answer all of your questions. more info...

Order Entry

The SMKW full-service call center in Sevierville, Tennessee is open (EST):
Monday thru Friday 8am - 10pm 
Saturday 9am - 5:30pm.

Accounting Department

The Accounting Department staff manages the accounting and financial affairs of SMKW, which includes varied functions such as bookkeeping, accounts receivable, accounts payable, shipping and sales reports, inventory control, and payroll records.

Catalog Department

The Catalog Department is responsible for maintaining and promoting vendor relations, selecting new products, and organizing new and existing products into pages for SMKW catalog production. Our Catalog Coordinators work closely with the Art & Marketing Department in the design and development of each SMWK Catalog.

Ecommerce Department

The eCommerce Department administers and maintains SMKW's website. On a daily basis, SMKW webmasters change the merchandise on the SMKW website, monitor customer orders, and keep the SMKW website on the cutting edge of eCommerce.


Employees at the SMKW Distribution Center in Dandridge, Tennessee pack and ship thousands of catalog orders every day. The Distribution Center also serves as SMKW's warehouse. more info...

Art & Marketing

The graphic artists in the Art & Marketing Department transform catalog layouts into digital artwork, ready for printing. The Art & Marketing Department schedules and coordinates the printing and distribution of SMKW catalogs and designs all SMKW marketing brochures, advertisements, signs, and retail showroom artwork.

Collectibles Department

The Collectibles Department, which specializes in vintage and collectible knives, purchases knife collections from around the country. After purchase, collectible knives are marketed by SMKW in our Retail Showroom, by private party sale to dealers, or over the Internet on Please visit the Antique and Custom Knives page to see these products!

Purchasing Department

The Purchasing Department is responsible for ordering all SMKW merchandise, whether sold through the catalog,, or the Retail Showroom. The Purchasing Department staff monitors inventory levels, prepares and transmits purchase orders to vendors, and tracks ordered merchandise to ensure that customer orders can be shipped immediately.