The Lion STEEL Knife Company was founded in 1969 in Maniago, Italy by Gino Pauletta and his wife Cesarina. This family owned and operated company prides itself on using the highest of quality materials. Pushing the envelope of their industry with leading new innovative designs such as the first production folding knife to include a full integral titanium handle, the SR-1. This incredibly challenging feat won them the "Most Innovative Imported Design" at the 2010 Blade Show. LionSteel believes in family, hard work, determination and a quality product their customer can believe and trust in. From everyday carry folding pocket knives to fixed blade hunters, the overall fit and finish of a Lion Steel rivals the best in the cutlery industry.