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Put the Handy® Utility Ring Knife to work with your crew.
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Our Patented Vinyl Wrap Ring Knives are offered in The Original, Razors Edge®, and Ball Point Safety® knife styles, standard ring sizes 8 to 16.
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Adding our patented, durable, vinyl wrap coating to the safety ring knife of your choice provides additional comfort and helps reduce slippage, which is especially important for the worker who uses the knife all day. A vinyl wrap coating also gives you the opportunity to custom imprint ring knives with your company name, logo, phone number, web address or any message. Consider our standardized size/color combinations, making it easier for employees to identify their preferred size, keep track of their ring knife, and simplify the reordering process.
The sky’s the limit when it comes to customizing your vinyl wrap Handy Safety Knife. Choose yellow, red, blue, black, evergreen, lemon lime, orange, white or gray. Ranging in size from 4 – 16, vinyl wrap coated ring knives can be purchased in all blade styles: Original, Ball Point Safety®, Ultra Gold® and Razors Edge®. Learn more about customizing your order on the order page or give us a call with any questions or special requests.
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This titanium nitride (TiN) blade coating extends blade life up to 3X. Won’t chip, peel or flake. Impact resistant, wear resistant, chemical and corrosion resistant. TiN has an excellent combination of performance properties and safety. Meets FDA requirements or surgical tools and implants, and is USDA approved for food contact. Specify the Ultra Gold blade finish option on your today.
Our new Handy Bowl display and dispenser makes it easy for your crew or customers to get the knives they need. The convenient way to order larger quantities of the Handy Safety Knife. Contains 180 pieces.
Add a logo and/or lettering to put your own branding or message on any model of vinyl or plastic safety ring knives.
Because every day is opening day. Safety has no Season.
Now through end of season, get a Bowl (180 pieces) of the Vinyl wrapped Ring Knives in your choice of color and sizes for just $2.65 each. FREE Standard Shipping!
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American ingenuity since 1897
Seeking an alternative to the pocket knives he and his co-workers carried, inventor James Caldwell crafted the ring knife to keep up with the quick pace of his job.
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Great question! The Handy Twine Knife Company was founded in the late 1890’s by a young man who was a Railway Postal Clerk on the Pittsburgh & Chicago Railroad. ThisRead more >
Safety Is In Your Hands
For employers and safety directors striving to reduce hazards in the work place, The Handy Safety Knife™ offers a simple and efficient solution for work environments where employees need to quickly and carefully cut items in a manufacturing setting. Why leave your team vulnerable to the potential hazards or injuries that can result from typical straight blade cutting tools? For those seeking an alternative to conventional utility knives and box cutters, the handy solution is unique ring knife known as the Handy Safety Knife from the HTK Company.
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Safety in the workplace is the top concern for manufacturers, distributors, safety managers and workers alike. Employees that use a utility knife or other cutting tool in the workplace are finding a safe alternative with the Handy Safety Knife™.View our resources >
Made in USA: Quality. Pride. Innovation
Every Handy Safety Knife delivers made-in-USA quality. We are proud to make every one of our safety ring knives in America, just as we have since 1897. Today we provide our full line of unique knives to customers around the world.
"Wear it like a ring, it's always Handy®".
The HTK Company produces a full line of safety ring knives in a range of ring and blade styles to fit the needs of the user or application. Having provided an American-made cutting solution for 115 years, today you'll find the Handy® Safety Knife at work in a wide range of businesses and industries across the country and around the world.
At HTK Company, we believe good customer service is the lifeblood of any business and we strive on a daily basis to make your interaction with us, and our product, a positive one. We are a family-owned manufacturing business in operation for more than four generations. We work hard to form good relationships with our customers, some of whom we have been dealing with for decades. We are proud to have continually produced our line of Handy Safety Knives in the USA.
Safety in the workplace is a top concern for manufacturers, distributors, safety directors and workers alike. Employees that use a utility knife or other cutting tool in the workplace have found a safe alternative with the Handy Safety Knife™.
Safety is Everyone's Job. Please remember, when it comes to cutting tools and safety knives, common sense and caution are factors that cannot be built into any product--these must be upheld by the user of the safety knife.
The History of Handy Twine Knives
The history of the Handy Twine Knife Company started with entrepreneurial James R. Caldwell, by his invention of the Twine Knife in the late 1800’s. He was looking for a way to make his job as a railway postal clerk more efficient. This was the humble beginning of HTK Company. We continue to produce and update our line of American-made Handy Safety Knives™ to provide the best customer experience possible.
Back in James Caldwell’s day, mail was moved by trains and postal clerks were responsible for collecting and sorting the mail for delivery. While in transit, the clerks would use twine to bundle the mail for the next stop and use pocket knives to cut the twine.
Caldwell’s daily route was from Chicago to Pittsburgh and back again. There was not much time between stops, so the pace was fast. That quick pace, coupled with the constant movement of the rail car, made it impossible for him to keep track of his pocketknife. One day after work, Mr. Caldwell went home and came up with a “better mousetrap.” He took a piece of copper, bent it around his finger, and attached the blade from his pocketknife to the copper band with a small screw and nut. That original knife is on rotating display at Smithsonian Postal Museum in Washington D.C.
Caldwell soon began getting requests from his co-workers for their own “handy knife” and the company had its beginning. After some design changes and a few years of making twine knives in the evenings after his regular job, the Handy Twine Knife Company was formed. The first recorded sale of a knife was in 1904. The drawings and application for a patent were filed in October of 1910 and approved in 1912. The name “Handy” and the distinctive design of the utility knife have been protected by U.S. Patent and Trademark Laws.
Visit our YouTube page. (Link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAKWSrFxOjY&t=1341s.) The ring knife is referenced at approximately the 20-minute mark and shown cutting twine that is used to bundle letters.