In 1834, Silas Lamson founded Lamson & Goodnow in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts, to manufacture his invention—a curved scythe snath used for farming. By the time the Civil War started, Lamson & Goodnow had become one of the United States' most respected cutlery manufacturers. In 1869, they produced a dinner set of 62 pieces for President Ulysses S. Grant.
Today, descendants of Silas Lamson still handcraft their products in Shelbourne Falls in some of the original factory buildings built in 1850. For over 175 years, they have been proud to combine American quality and stellar design to create the finest cutlery and kitchen tools in the country.close