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Edgecraft Corporation Records, 1984-2004

Donor:
Edgecraft Corporation
Creator:
Guthrie, Janet 1938-
Friel, Daniel D
Claiborne, Craig
Child, Julia
Smith, Jeff 1939-2004
Yan, Martin 1948-
Physical description:
2 cu. ft. : 3 boxes; 1 oversize folder
Type:
Advertisements
Collection descriptions
Articles
Audio cassettes
Business records
Catalogs
Clippings
Correspondence
Design drawings
Financial records
Photographs
Point-of-purchase displays
Press releases
Videocassettes
Date:
1984
1984-2004
20th century
21st century
Notes:
Founded in 1984, by retired Dupont Engineer Daniel Friel, EdgeCraft Corporation introduced the Chef's Choice brand of elecric knife sharpener. They also offer other small kitchen appliances.
Summary:
The collection documents the development and marketing of the Chef's Choice brand of knife sharpeners. It contains print advertisements, including foreign ads; press releases; press kits; point-of-purchase displays; articles from numerous magazines, including some in foreign languages; catalogs; photographs, including from trade fairs and company events; trade literature; audiovisual materials including VHS recordings of demonstrations of the product, and an interview with Chef Craig Claiborne; biographical material on Daniel Friel, who invented the Chef's Choice knife sharpener; design drawings; business records including correspondence and financial statements; notes; letters from famous chefs praising the knife sharpener, including Julia Child, Jeff Smith, Jacques Pepin, Martin Yan and others. A letter from race car driver Janet Guthrie is also included.
Cite as:
Edgecraft Corporation Records, 1984-2004, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Knives
Cutlery trade
Kitchen utensil industry
Kitchen utensils
Knife sharpening
Local number:
2016.3096 (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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