The foundation year represents the foundation year of the manufacturer, who predates the "Dexter" brand. However, as of today, the company and the brand appear to be one and the same. The actual "Dexter" brand was original created by The Harrington Cutlery Company in 1884. After the merger with the John Russell Cutlery Company in 1933, the manufacturer became Dexter and Russell and eventually Dexter-Russell, Inc.

United States of America (1818)