Lamson Folding Utility Knife is an all-purpose knife excellent for cutting vegetables, dicing fruits, slicing cheese, mincing onions, trimming fat and other daily cooking tasks. Larger than the paring knife but smaller than the chef's knife, the utility knife is the cook's go-to knife every day in the kitchen. But what about when you are travelling? Problem solved. The Folding Utility Knife is the ideal companion to every picnic basket. Versatile and strong like the house version, the Folding Utility Knife is light, compact and perfect when tailgating, boating or camping. Even keep one in your kitchen drawer. You'll wonder how you ever lived without it.. Lamson was established in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts in 1837. As one of the oldest cutlery manufacturers in the United States, Lamson has been the choice of home and professional cooks as well as US Presidents for the last 179 years because of its high standard of craftsmanship. These traditions are true today not only in our cutlery and kitchen tools but in our barbeque equipment, TreeSpirit (Handcrafted North American Hardwood Kitchen Utensils and Wood Care Products) and HotSpot ( Professional Grade Silicone Potholders, Trivets, HotHandles) products.