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About Us

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At River's Edge we strive to bring you the latest products the industry has to offer.  Our professional staff and brick and mortar store means that we are here to personally serve you during our business hours, Monday through Friday 9am-7pm, and Saturday 10am-5pm.   Whether you're looking for a powerful flashlight, in the market for an EDC knife, have an interest in wet shaving or need a gift for that special family chef, we are happy to help you and we appreciate your business!

River's Edge Cutlery was founded in 2003, when both my brother and I grew tired of working in telecom. Growing up, we always had a passion for knives and thought it would be fun to create a place where knife enthusiasts and collectors would be able to learn about, handle and compare knives before purchasing. We are a small "mom and pop"  shop located in Hilliard, Ohio (about 15 minutes west of Downtown Columbus).

We are excited to expand our customer base and we hope you'll give us a chance.

We know there are dozens of website out there that just sell knives. At River's Edge, you're going to get more than that. You'll get first class customer service,  a knowledgeable sales staff, GREAT selection, competitive pricing and a guarantee that your product is of the highest quality and not a cheap knock-off.  Over the years we have developed close relationships with many of the vendors we carry and we tend to have new items in stock before most other dealers. We offer more than a simple e-commerce site.  For a more personal experience feel free to call us during business hours at 614-777-8833. You will most likely reach myself (Brian), Mike , Everett or Carly, however any of our trained sales and service staff are ready to assist you in making that perfect purchase.  We value your feedback and appreciate product suggestions from our customers.

 

If you are ever in the Columbus area, please stop by and check us out!  It's worth the drive!

 

~Mike & Brian Kent

Rivers Edge Cutlery

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Retail Showroom Store Hours:

Monday - Friday 9am-7pm

Saturday - 10am-5pm

Sunday - CLOSED

 

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Our Awesome Staff consists of:

Mike: Customer Service, Owner / CEO 

Brian: Customer Service, GM / Buyer / Website

Everett: Customer Service, Social Media & Photography

Carly: Customer Service, Inventory Specialist

Todd: Customer Service

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~Meet the Staff~

 


Mike Kent

 Owner/Sharpener

 

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 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 spending most of his time behind the grinder sharpening knives for our customers. Mike is an avid lover of the outdoors and enjoys fishing, off-roading, fast cars and traveling. Most days if you ask him what’s in his pocket it’s a Freeman Knives button lock flipper, but he also really likes knives from L.T. Wright.

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Brian Kent

General Manager / Buyer

 

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 Brian (Mike’s Brother) has been with River’s Edge since the beginning for over 16 years. He oversees day to day operations as well as handles the online orders, website updates, some social media and all the buying for the company. 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, his hobbies and interests including horror memorabilia, off-roading , aerial drone photography , and VR gaming.

 

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Todd Severns

Customer Service

 

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Todd has been a part of the crew for just under 2 years. He is another dedicated customer turned employee. Fishing, backpacking, camping, kayaking, fishing (yes I said that twice LOL), Todd absolutely loves being outdoors. When he’s not spending his time outdoors, he’s in the kitchen perfecting his recipes (ask Brian about his Chili). Todd loves his Spyderco knives, but every now and then you’ll see a Zero Tolerance peeking out of his pocket.

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Everett Bishop

Social Media / Photography / Customer Service

 

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One of the newest members of the REC team, Everett has contributed greatly to building our online presence with social media and content. Also has brought a new professional flair to our photography. He is a true 'knife guy" and knows his stuff. Everett's other interests include pens, flashlights, grilling and photography.

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Riley Kent 

Customer Service / Field Test

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Riley (Mike's Son)  Recently came on board to help us out here part time after school. He is only 16 but let me tell you, this kid is the most avid and knowledgeable outdoorsman I know. He fishes competitively, has his own boat and pretty much lives outdoors. He loves to field test products. If you want to see what Riley is up to, be sure to give him a follow on IG, @rileyadventuredrivin. 

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Carly Nicholakis

Customer Service / Inventory Specialist

Carly was recently brought on to manage inventory, check product in, put product out, cycle count etc. Her and her Husband are also outdoor enthusiasts, love knives (of course) , shooting and fast cars. Even though she has only been here since June, her knife knowledge has grown to the point where she can hold a blade conversation with the best of us. We are happy to have her on board.

 

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