Lansky Celebrates their 35th Anniversary

January 3, 2014

 

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Lansky’s entry into the sharpening world started 35 years ago when Arthur Lansky Levine, a medical student and prospective coroner was consistently disappointed by the sharpness of his surgical tools. He started tackling the challenge of making a sharpener that anyone could use to get a razor sharp edge on their tools and knives. Pairing his surgical knowledge with his experience managing his family’s Outdoor Store, Arthur set out to learn what challenges faced the knife sharpening world and how he could solve them.

“When I was a kid, I used to visit my uncle, who was the county coroner, and I remember being fascinated by the Microtome knife sharpener they used for scalpels. Having been in the outdoor business and remembering my father’s advice to produce something that everybody can use, I started fiddling around with a sharpening system” –Arthur Lansky Levine, 1987

A true American success story, Arthur developed the famous Controlled Angle Sharpening System and started Arthur Lansky Levine & Associates out of his parent’s basement in 1979. Using contacts from his outdoor retail experience, Arthur started supplying the new sharpening system to outdoor retailers worldwide. As the popularity of his sharpening system grew so did Lansky Sharpeners. Arthur continued to develop accessories for the Controlled Angle System and ergonomic hand sharpeners for field use. As the line continued to develop, so did the Lansky brand, reaching more retail stores, consumers and slowly but surely becoming the most extensive line of sharpening equipment and accessories found today.

 35 years later, Lansky Sharpeners continues to honor Arthur’s legacy ” … produce something that everybody can use”, by steadily innovating new sharpening tools for the home, shop, kitchen and field as well as keeping much of the production and assembly right here in the United States. Lansky’s 2014 new products line up will feature sharpening solutions and accessories that have been re-designed to accommodate the changing needs of our customers.

The outdoor industry is growing and we’re growing right with it. More and more people are recognizing the value of quality; sharp tools.  Our simple and effective products have infiltrated the mind of several groups. More than just prospective hunters, we’ve been approached by chefs, DIY’ers and the ever expanding knife and tactical community to help solve their sharpening needs. We pride ourselves on our fantastic customer service and our ability to listen to what people want out of their knives and sharpeners. 2014 will be another year where we redefine how sharpeners are used and what role they take in everyday life.”  -Billy Alguire, Marketing Coordinator


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