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In the early 1970's, Kevin Pipes—the company’s current president and CEO− and John Parker started to sell pocketknives from the back of their pickup trucks. They spent most of the next decade building relationships with customers and vendors alike, and in 1978, Smoky Mountain Knife Works was born. In the last 40 years, SMKW has grown exponentially. In fact, we outgrew two buildings before we built and moved into our present  location in Sevierville, Tennessee.

More than 1.5 million guests visit our 108,000 square-foot knife showroom in Sevierville, TN, and millions more receive a monthly print catalog and shop at every year. SMKW fulfills thousands of orders every day from its state of the art Distribution Center in Dandridge, Tennessee.

At, if it cuts, we carry it.


Located at the gateway of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Smoky Mountain Knife Works is the “World’s largest knife showplace.” More than 1.5 million guests visit our 108,000 square-foot knife showroom in Sevierville, TN. It houses a massive collection of museum-quality cutlery memorabilia, artifacts, and mounts – as well as just about every kind of knife and outdoor equipment you can think of. Make sure you stop in and see us on your next trip to the Smokies.

You can see what's in store for you at Smoky Mountain Knife Works by clicking this link: See SMKW now.

Our current showroom hours are Sun - Thu 10am - 6pm, Fri - Sat 10am - 8pm (Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day). We are located at 2320 Winfield Dunn Parkway, Sevierville, Tennessee 37876.

Here’s a handy Google map for you. 

From time to time, we host some amazing events in our retail showroom, including Case Zippo President's Day and Vendor Rep Weekend, where brands from around the world send representatives to meet with our customers.  Want to see what's coming up? Click here to see what's coming up: SMKW Events Calendar.


We have FacebookTwitterInstagram, and YouTube social media accounts, and we use them to quickly alert our customers about events, specials, fun facts, and of course, great giveaways.  Here are the links you need to follow our social media accounts. Click the icons in the footer below to visit our social media pages.