Williams Cutlery has been independently owned and operated in San Jose for over 60 years. The original store opened in San Francisco in 1890. It was purchased by Mr. Williams in the 1950's, at which point he opened up several locations around the Bay Area. Today, our location is the only remaining Williams Cutlery associated with the former chain. As one of the last remaining brick and mortar knife shops in the Bay Area, we can offer what you often can't find online or at large chain stores - dedicated, friendly staff who will use their extensive product knowledge to answer your questions and help you find exactly what you're looking for.