About Us

We first opened the doors to our brick and mortar storefront located near beautiful downtown St. Louis in 1990. Since then we have grown into one of the regions largest knife retailers, stocking well over 100 name brands. Our massive inventory includes the newest industry releases and some of the hottest custom knives on the market today alongside several flashlight and outdoor related brands. Whether you are an avid outdoorsman or die hard collector, we have the knife you want. Being knife enthusiasts ourselves, our commitment to customer service remains our first and only priority. Should you have any questions, our knowledgeable customer service team is more than happy to help answer your technical questions or guide you towards the perfect product.

Brick and Mortar Storefront

Although our website is now our main source of business, it all started with our showroom. Conveniently located just 20 minutes from downtown St. Louis, our brick and mortar storefront houses everything you see online (And probably a few things which haven't made it to the site yet). We look at our showroom as your window into the cutlery world, showcasing many custom and one of a kind items alongside their production counterparts.

Our expansive inventory includes brands such as Benchmade, Boker, Kershaw, Spyderco, TOPS and much much more. Though we certainly have a huge display of knives, we also stock a wide variety of paracord, outdoor gear, firestarters, flashlights and more. Customers are encouraged to take a look at items, as we realize sometimes there is no substitute for putting the product in your hand.

Our storefront always has plenty of able staff (many of us family), ready to assist you and answer any questions you may have. Our regular store hours can be found below for those wanting to check us out in person (We recommend giving yourself ample time to view our inventory, as some underestimate just how much we have to look at).

Hours

9AM - 5PM CST Tuesday-Saturday. Closed Sunday and Monday.

Holidays

Closed for all Federal holidays.

Our Philosophy

With over 20 years of experience in the knife industry we've learned that there are a few important factors that go into keeping our customers happy. We believe having a good selection of products, coupled with competitive pricing and customer service are the key ingredients to our success.

Products

We stock a huge selection of over 5000 products from over 100 name brands. Our "New Items" page is full of the latest industry releases, and hard to find custom pieces from the hottest makers in the knife world. We are also able to special order several products not represented on our site. As always, customer requests are also welcome, please email info@gpknives.com with any products you think we should be stocking.

Pricing

We firmly believe in competitive upfront pricing. Unlike our competitors we won't make you shop around for the best price elsewhere, our pricing is already some of the best in the business with real customer service to back it up.

Service

Service is our #1 priority. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff is available via email, phone or in person to help you find the product you're looking for and answer any questions you may have. We regularly handle special requests such as blade centering, clip removal and checking the knife over before shipping. Need to modify an order, expedite shipping or set up a return? Simply give us a call and we'll be happy to help.

Knife Shows

Recently we began attending a few knife shows to help increase our presence in the community and meet some of our loyal customers. Below is a list of shows we are currently exhibiting at, or attending this year. Please note, due to the time involved with show preparation we are unable to accomodate any special requests for items. We do our best to bring a fair selection consistent with the shows demands.

St. Louis Knife Show

A great local show for those in the St. Louis area. This show is held every year towards the end of January. We display a table or two for this show, with a variety of both custom and production goods.

BLADE Show

Held annually every summer in late May or early June. If you have not been to BLADE it is a trip well worth your time. We will have a booth at this year's 2014 Blade show.

USN Gathering

A much more intimate show than BLADE, this show is put on annually each Labor Day weekend for members of the USN community. We set up a table each year for this event.

Philanthropy

We are proud to donate and support several local and nationwide charities and organizations. Below is a list of links for foundations we have supported either corporately or individually. We ask you to take a look and consider helping them as well.

American Lung Association

Boy Scouts of America

Bradley R. Smith Memorial Scholarship Fund

Ducks Unlimited

Sheep Dog Impact (St. Louis Chapter)

St. Jude's Childrens Hospital

Troy Food Bank

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