I just learned that Stanley Black & Decker acquired TechniEdge, a utility knife and blade maker.
I posted about the TechniEdge Revo knife a few years ago, and a reader recently contacted me about it, bringing the brand back to my attention.
Whenever I revisit an older ToolGuyd post, I will usually check purchase and informational links to ensure they’re still valid and accurate. In doing so here, I was surprised to find the above notice on TechniEdge’s website.
TechniEdge says that their parent company, IDL TechniEdge LLC, was acquired by Stanley Black & Decker in March of 2018. Yes, 2018.
You might be surprised that this acquisition took nearly 4 years to come to light, but quiet actions like this seem to be the norm these days. For instance, Stanley Black & Decker acquired Waterloo industries, a tool box brand and manufacturer, back in 2017, and we only learned about it from a corporate earnings report recording 6 months later.
What’s strange is that it looks like the TechniEdge brand has been shut down. On their website, the notice asks customers to “visit one of the brands shown below for all your blade needs,” with graphics and links pointing to Dewalt, Craftsman, Stanley, Irwin, Lenox, and Bostitch brands.
DL Techni Edge has been manufacturing blades and hand tools since 1979 and is proud that our blades are made in the USA. We manufacture all types of hand tool knives and blades including hobby, utility, single edge, flooring, and more. With more than forty years of experience designing and manufacturing custom, specialty, and OEM blades, IDL Techni Edge can meet all your straight edge blade needs. IDL Techni Edge also offers innovative knives and tools, including our award-winning REVO Folding Utility Knife.
I wonder what Stanley Black & Decker sought from the brand – maybe their industrial know-how, facilities, or intellectual property such as patents.
Strangely, the Revo knife is no longer available from TechniEdge, but you can find identical knives under Excel Blades branding on Amazon.