CUTCO Corporation, formerly known as Alcas Corporation, operates CUTCO Cutlery, which is one of the largest manufacturers of kitchen cutlery products and accessories in the United States and Canada. Founded in 1949, the company manages KA-BAR Knives, which manufactures knives for military and sporting applications. CUTCO Corporation operates Schilling Forge, which is supplier of custom forgings. It manages a subsidiary, Vector Marketing, which is a distributor of the Cutco Cutlery products. The company also operates CUTCO International. It has annual sales of more than $197 million. The company offers a line of kitchen gadgets and utensils. CUTCO Corporation manages a staff of over 700 employees.