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REC Building

Welcome to River's Edge Cutlery

About Our Team

Founded in 2003, River's Edge Cutlery strives to bring you excellent customer service and the latest knives and gear our industry has to offer. Growing up, my brother & I always had a passion for knives and being outdoors. We look forward to getting you the right tools in your pocket!
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We are excited to create a storefront where knife enthusiasts and collectors can learn about, handle, and compare...

a broad selection of quality knives before purchasing. Our professional staff brings that same passion for knives, everyday-carry items (EDC), cutlery, and outdoor gear to our customers every day. That translates in to a wealth of product knowledge.

If we sell it, we've most likely used it!

We pride ourselves on delivering exceptional customer service and welcome the chance to talk to you. Stop by the store, or call us at 614-777-8833 for information, suggestions, or feedback.

You can check us out all over the web. YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram

Stay connected with us to stay on the cutting edge of our latest releases, and gain exclusive access to covert product launches

Our Awesome Staff Consists Of 

These Fine People

Mike - Owner

Brian - GM/Website

Amy - Customer Service, HR, AR, AP, Operations

Doug - Customer Service, Purchasing

Zac - Social Media & Digital Marketing

Jason - Digital Development

Leah - Shipping & Receiving

Noah - Customer Service, Content Creation, Marketing

Isaiah - Customer Service, Retail Management

James - Customer Service, Sharpening

John - Customer Service, Sales

Ken - Customer Service, Sales

Parker - Customer Service, Sales


Carl - General Manager, Head Machinist

Evan - Designer / Engineer

Todd - Custom Shop Manager

Erik - Custom Shop Artist

Chad - Machine Operator, Inspection, Finishing

Nash - Machine Operator, Assembly, Warranty Dept.

Mike Kent

Mike Kent

In 2002 Mike decided he was done with his current job in telecommunications and wanted to be his own boss. While he and his brother Brian were on a road trip they came up with the idea of a cutlery shop. Every place they have lived including New York and Colorado had some sort of dedicated store for knives and gear but Columbus, Ohio had nothing. It was at this point that River’s Edge Cutlery was born and doors opened in August 2003. Other than being the owner, he’s an active member of the staff. Mike is an avid lover of the outdoors and enjoys off-roading, Motocross, fast cars, and traveling. Most days if you ask him what’s in his pocket it’s a Pro-tech ATCF, but always has an L.T. Wright when out in the wilderness.
Brian Kent

Brian Kent

Brian (Mike’s Brother) has been with River’s Edge since the beginning. Also worked many years in telecom and was tired of the "Cubicle Life" He oversees day to day operations as well as handles the website and customer satisfaction. When it comes to knives, he is a fan of many brands, but a Spyderco ends up in his pocket most days. Other than collecting knives, he has a passion for Motorcycles, Off-Roading and all things Halloween Related. 

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REC is in Hilliard, Ohio

Just outside of Columbus

River's Edge Cutlery in Hilliard, Ohio, is a premier destination for knife enthusiasts and outdoor adventurers alike. This cutlery and outdoor haven offers an extensive selection of high-quality knives, from pocket knives and kitchen cutlery to specialty blades for hunting, camping, and everyday carry. With a deep passion for blades, their expert staff provides personalized guidance, ensuring customers find the perfect tool for their needs. River's Edge Cutlery is not just a store; it's a community hub where knife aficionados can connect, learn, and explore the world of knives. Whether you're a seasoned collector or a novice looking for the ideal blade, this Columbus gem is dedicated to delivering exceptional knives and expertise to all who walk through its doors.