Home » Places Cutco / Ka-Bar Visitors Center Monday-Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM The people, products and history of Cutco and Ka-Bar are part of the fascinating story of innovation and commitment. That story unfolds in detail as you tour the Cutco/Ka-Bar Visitors Center. You'll find out about the dedicated people who created the unique products, learn about their ingenious solutions and discover how this company and its products have improved people's lives for more than 50 years. Follow the development of Alcas, the parent company of Cutco and Ka-Bar from its creation in 1948 as a joint venture between aluminum giant Alcoa and W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery Company. Olean was chosen for the first Alcas plant because of its proximity to the Case operation in Bradford, PA, as well as the many skilled cutlers who lived in the area - and it has remained a valuable member of this community ever since. Discover how the unique Wedge-Lock handle was developed by industrial designer Thomas Lamb, a pioneer in ergonomic design whose life work was studying how human hands manipulate objects. He spent more than six years of research developing his acclaimed Lamb Wedge-Lock handle - and in 1952 it became a hallmark of Cutco products.for their knives. Unique product features aren't the only difference with Cutco Cutlery. Learn how these fine products are sold directly to consumers in their homes through Vector, the marketing arm of the company. Cutco / Ka-Bar Visitors’ Center 1040 East State Street Olean, NY 14760 United States Phone: 716-790-7000 42° 4' 27.2676" N, 78° 24' 30.1032" W Website: www.Cutco.com General Information Wheelchair Accessible: Yes Parking: Yes RV Parking: Unknown Bus Parking: Unknown Pets Allowed: No Accepts Credit Cards: Yes Internet Access: Unknown Conference / Meeting / Banquet: Unknown Playground: Unknown Indoor Pool: Unknown Outdoor Pool: Unknown Swimming: Boat Launch or Dock: Fishing Access: Equestrian Trail Access: Unknown Bicycle Trail Access: Unknown Hiking Trail Access: Unknown Mountain Biking Trail Access: Unknown Snowmobile Trail Access: Unknown Please note Please note that this information may change and may be incorrect Cutco / Ka-Bar Visitors Center is categorized in Autumn Spring Summer Winter Business/Factory Tours Museums cutlery knives Rainy Day Culture Enthusiasts Foodies Olean Email this page Travel Guide It's a full 56-page comprehensive guide, highlighting the activities and attractions in our County and it's FREE!! View the visitor's guide online or request that the Enchanted Mountains guide be snail mailed to you for FREE! Related Events 2018 Southern Tier Corporate Challenge First Day Hike in Allegany State Park 2018 2018 Sportsman's Show at Seneca Allegany Events Center Olean Theatre Workshop presents "Blithe Spirit" Olean Theatre Workshop presents "Motherhood Out Loud"