Whitby&Co, a UK distributor of knives and accessories for the outdoor industry for over 50 years.
Whitby&Co is based in the market town of Kendal, Cumbria at the gate to the lake District National Park. it is a supplier of a wide range of items for the outdoor industry as well as agriculture, DIY, law enforcement and the military.
Whitby knives have been part of their range since the company was founded in 1961 by Major Aubrey Whitby, who started off with a small range of Italian made pocket knives and kitchen ware. Quality, value and commitment to customer service was important to him and his business thrived. After his untimely death, a friend, Pauline Griffiths took over Whitby&Co in 1974 but didn't find being a female in the world of business easy, but succeeded, along with her husband to grow and develop the business. Her sons also joined in from the 1980's and helped to move and improve, securing the Old Fire Station near the River Kent.
Whitby&Co have managed to secure high profile brands including Wenger Swiss Army Knives, Leatherman Multi tools, Opinel of France and Puma from Germany. In 2000, Whitby&Co moved to a larger three storey Victorian Mill and in 2011 celebrated their 50th Anniversary.
Whitby&Co are UK distributors for Buck Knives, Nite Ize, Luger Optics and 12 other brands.
At e-Outdoor we stock a wide range of knives and tools for backpackers and survival enthusiasts, come and take a look.
Need to find out more? drop us an email Sales@e-outdoor.co.uk of speak to us: 01327 312 757