Red Hill Cutlery’s Cutlery Showroom is worth the drive!
With thousands and thousands of knives to choose from it is truly an knife collectors dream come true! The entrance to the knife sales floor actually stretches from one wall to the next and is supposed to mimic the looks of an old knife factory setting a great back drop to our little town!
“We are constantly adding more brands and buying private collections to offer online and in our World Famous showroom” says Red Hill’s Vice President Josh Basham. We offer a hometown service with world class brands, and a HUGE variety of knife brands.
The Red Hill Bank and Trust .. What would an old Western styled town be without the Bank & Trust?
Housed in this antique brick building is the “Red Hill Vault”. Our huge vault is the home to an extensive collection of knives that we pull out from time to time. Check the website now for some of our newest vault finds and own a piece of cutlery history today. *The bank was built to mimic an old western Bank. If you look under the checkout window you’ll see a old sharpening stone that Lonnie took out of his wife’s flower garden.
The Mattingly Barn
The old Barn is actually the front of an old barn that sat right around the corner from Red Hill Cutlery. The old Barn belonged to the Mattingly Family and Lonnie’s Best Friend Johnnie Mattingly. Also if you peek through the door you’ll catch a glimpse of the old Mule Hide Roof Sign. This sign once hung on the front of the original Basham Lumber Company on Hill Street, before we moved to our current location.
Got any old knife boxes?
Lonnie has one of the largest collections of vintage knife boxes around. Some over a hundred years old! Take a stop a look in the hallway entrance to the store and maybe you’ll think twice about throwing those knife boxes away!
The Kentucky Museum of American Pocketknives
A Radcliff shop is home to the Kentucky Museum of American Pocketknives, a historical display of W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery items. “It’s probably the most collectible knife in the world,” Red Hill Cutlery owner Lonnie Basham said of the brand. The museum is located within Red Hill Cutlery which is Kentucky’s Largest Knife Showplace and one of the largest in the US.
Items on display include knives & memorabilia from 1905 to the present, pictures of Case factories, employee write-ups — even Basham’s 1940s glass milk bottle from the dairy farm of one of the company’s owners. Case knives have remained pretty much the same over the years — still handmade in America, Basham said. Knife collecting not only is a hobby, but it’s a good investment, said Basham, who also owns Basham Lumber Co. Inc. For instance, the lifelong collector said he has bought cutlery for less than $100 that is now worth $800.
One of Lonnie’s prized collections, is the rare and extensive collection of vintage knife boxes and advertising. Some date back to the early 1800’s.
Knives, displays, documents, pictures and more are showcased in the more than 5,000-square-foot sales floor and museum showroom located at 1628 N. Logsdon Parkway in Radcliff, Kentucky inside Red Hill Cutlery.
General Patton Museum Store presented by Red Hill Cutlery
In July of 2014 family owned & operated business Basham Lumber – Red Hill Cutlery officially opened the “General Patton Museum Store presented by Red Hill Cutlery”. We are proud to offer a wide variety of Military & Kentucky souvenirs as well as collectibles exclusive to our Museum Gift shop.