Taylor Brands, LLC in Kingsport, Tennessee produces Old Timer Knives after having bought the intellectual property rights to all products of the Imperial Schrade Corporation, which closed its doors July 30, 2004 after 100 years in business. Taylor Brands recreated the original Schrade patterns that are now made in China.
Taylor Brands, LLC also owns Schrade, Uncle Henry and Imperial branded products and is licensed to produce other product lines under the Smith & Wesson brand. In total, Taylor Brands, LLC produces several hundred other products including batons, handcuffs, tactical/survival accessories and flashlights. Since being founded in 1975 by Stewart Taylor, the company has been designing, manufacturing and distributing stainless steel cutting tools and accessories.