Olde Towne Cutlery is a family owned business in Dawsonville, Georgia founded by avid knife enthusiasts Lee and Melissa Tigner.
The mission of Olde Towne Cutlery is to offer a superb customer experience, value added services, and outstanding knowledge of all things cutlery related for our customers.
Our goal is to create more knife enthusiasts and to become a valued consultant to our clients. We do not want to simply divide the existing business with other suppliers. On the contrary, our aim is to grow the market together, and make sure that our customers love the knife we have placed in their hand.
We research the manufacturing community extensively to bring the finest cutlery products to market across every category of the industry. Our range of products includes high-end American production manufacturers, superb mid-tech producers, exquisite customs, fine European imports and vintage collectibles.
Lee Tigner is a lifelong knife nut for over 30 years. He grew up in Charleston, South Carolina and graduated from Francis Marion University with a degree in History. After college he moved to Georgia and loves living in the beautiful north Georgia Mountains. Olde Towne Cutlery offers Lee the opportunity to combine his passion for cutlery, his interest in history, and his enthusiasm for business in a friendly and welcoming industry.
Melissa Tigner has been a north Georgia native all her life. She studied Early Childhood Education and Medical Assisting. Melissa was blessed to be a stay at home mom for many years, raising her 2 children. She has worked in the school systems, the medical field and in customer service. Melissa fondly remembers her grandfather’s knife interest. He loved sharing his collection and the story behind each knife when she would visit.
Lee and Melissa enjoy going to historical sites, state parks and museums. Two of their favorite spots are Amicalola Falls and Williamsburg, VA. They love traveling to general stores and other dealers to find pieces for their knife collection. Melissa says that Lee’s knife collecting may require medical attention at some point, but for now they are enjoying the thrill of the hunt for that elusive old pattern.
Our hope is that through your experience at Olde Towne Cutlery you will find a love for Knives as well.