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Whatever happened to The Edge Company?

Discussion in 'FEEDBACK: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly!' started by upnylou, Feb 24, 2003.

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  1. upnylou


    Feb 24, 2003
    they had the greatest catalogue i've ever seen! i lost track of them after i had moved several times and no longer received the catalogue. a search of the internet, and 555-1212 calls couldnt locate them in either VT or NH.

    anyone know if they're still around?
  2. C. Marlowe

    C. Marlowe

    Oct 11, 2001
    They really went down hill, not sure if they're still around or not. I know they started dealing in a lot of talking fish, scooters and other crap like that. The last catalog I got from them had maybe two pages of knives, and they were junk at that. Too bad though, they once were a decent company. -- Charles
  3. lagarto


    Oct 26, 2001
    The web site doesn't work anymore either.
  4. upnylou


    Feb 24, 2003
    they *were* a great catalogue! lots of nifty stuff that i couldnt find anywhere else.

    i got my wife an umbrella with a 'ice-pick' built into the handle. really sweet .. at the touch of a button the pick would slide out, ready for action, if needed.

    does anyone know of another comparable catalogue?
  5. crosman177


    Jan 21, 2002
    I dont know the "Edge" company.

    Was it/is it that same as "Edgeco"?

    If so, they are now Bear/MGC.
  6. Allen E. Treat

    Allen E. Treat Banned by Moderators

    Oct 4, 2001
    They were originally out of Brattleboro, VT when Rick Hamilton
    owned it. He then went into some
    kind of joint venture in New Hampshire, which failed. The "new"
    Edge Company is going to be operating out of ( of ALL PLACES!)
    California! Meebee they can start
    selling "California legal" ( under 2":() switchblades(?)

    It just wasn't the SAME after Rick
    Hamilton stopped sellin' those "quasi legal" switchblade kits :(

  7. Esav Benyamin

    Esav Benyamin MidniteSuperMod Staff Member Super Mod

    Apr 6, 2000
    upnylou, welcome to the forums!

    I don't know what other stuff you might be interested in, but Atlanta Cutlery has an umbrella like the one you described. You could check out their website.
  8. shendog


    Jun 29, 2009
    Anybody know where I can buy an Edge Company one-handed knife?
    I last saw one several years ago in their catalog.


  9. Esav Benyamin

    Esav Benyamin MidniteSuperMod Staff Member Super Mod

    Apr 6, 2000
    shendog, welcome to Bladeforums.

    This thread's been dead for 6 years and the company's dead longer. You might need to give us a better idea of what you're looking for. Someone else may sell it now.
  10. Brian_Turner


    May 13, 1999
    Funny, I was looking for an Edgeco TOH when I came across this thread. I've got one in plain stainless, one in black anodized, and one with a wood handle. I love the wood handle one and was hoping I could find another one somewhere. Maybe I'll post a pic tomorrow...
  11. killerninjamonkey


    Oct 2, 2009
    I came across this thread looking to see if Edge Co was still around. I used to love looking through their catalogs, their stuff was always kinda pricey, but good quality.

    I buy knives from knifecenter.com.... I know this is my first post here, but this is not spam and I'm not affiliated with them at all.... but they have a nice selection of auto knives.

    I just bought this Schrade out the front assisted auto for $35 and it's great.


  12. tltt


    May 1, 2008
    The Edge co one hander was a knock off of the A.G. Russell and Pat Crawford top locking one handers. Either of of those gents should be able to help you out.
  13. jill jackson

    jill jackson Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 5, 2006
    They are the ones sold those "kits" back in the 1980's for cheap auto knives and you had to put the blade in when you received it. My Dad had a couple of those.
    Back then Autos were hard to buy and the Edge Co. was the first to sell those kits to the public, in outdoor type magazines. The price was steep for what you got.
  14. Tripton


    May 26, 2008
    Just, wow.
  15. TLR


    Oct 5, 1998
    I don't know that I've ever seen a double zombie thread. Impressive.
    And spam at that!
  16. godot


    Oct 12, 2003
    As I recall the Edge company, they were completely oblivious to any state or national laws. You could be an eight-year-old, in an institution for the criminally insane located in Great Britain and if you had a valid credit card number for $25 they would sell you a switchblade. I understand that this is probably not the correct way of operating, but on some level I just really find it cool.

    Then again, I wouldn't be the one facing the consequences.
  17. bdmicarta

    bdmicarta Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 16, 2012
    Are you talking about Edge Design Inc., called EDI?
    I have this EDI that I bought years ago for EDC. I like its design and physical attributes (except for the bead blasted blade finish) and it seems to work well. I have read that they had quality control problems though.

  18. 1234

    1234 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 13, 2005
    Zombie thread !

  19. elkins45


    Jun 17, 2006
    Double zombie thread. Born in 2003, reanimated in 2009, arisen to roam the earth again in 2012. This thread has much magic juju.

  20. Matador

    Matador Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 16, 2006
    Still have me a bunch of the "kit" OTF switch blades.
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