• New partnership will include Duck/Buck Commander kitchen cutlery from Kai’s Pure Komachi 2 brand and will involve the “Duck wives” of Duck Dynasty.
TUALATIN, OREGON—Duck Commander, makers of best-selling duck calls, and Buck Commander, makers of quality deer-hunting gear and apparel, are partnering with Kai USA Ltd. on an exciting series of new knives.
Duck Commander owners, the Robertson family, have become famous through their phenomenally popular A&E cable television show Duck Dynasty. The show’s fourth season premier recently became the number one nonfiction series telecast in cable TV history. The Buck Commanders have their own popular television show on the Outdoor Channel.
Kai USA brand Kershaw Knives, Duck Commander, and Buck Commander will work together on a selection of every day carrying knives and hunting knives, in both fixed-blade and folding styles, as well as a selection of machetes and accessories. Kai’s Pure Komachi 2 brand will partner with Duck/Buck Commander on a kitchen cutlery series, which will involve the “Duck wives” of Duck Dynasty.
“Kai USA, Duck Commander, and Buck Commander are all well known for the quality and innovation of their products,” said Jack Igarashi, Kai USA Chief Operating Officer. “That makes our partnership a natural fit and we are very proud to be the Official Knife of Duck Commander and Buck Commander.”
The first three to four knives in the series will be available by mid-year 2014. Prototypes will be shown at the important industry trade show, the SHOT Show, in Las Vegas in January. Successive years of this multi-year licensing agreement will feature an expanded lineup of products, from hunting knives and kitchen cutlery to accessories and apparel.
The co-branded knives will be distributed through all Kai USA channels as well as through Duck Commander and Buck Commander outlets. Promotional displays and sales materials will be available to assist retailers in successfully merchandising these must-have product lines.
ABOUT KAI USA
Kai USA Ltd. is the North American division of Japan’s Kai Corporation. Kai USA Ltd. brands include Kershaw Knives, sporting and pocketknives, Zero Tolerance Knives, premium and professional knives, Shun Cutlery, fine kitchen knives and housewares, and Pure Komachi 2, colorful kitchen cutlery.
ABOUT DUCK COMMANDER
Duck Commander is a family-owned and operated business that was established in 1972 by Phil Robertson and based in West Monroe, Louisiana. What once began as a duck call centered company has grown into a multi-million dollar empire with Phil's four sons, Willie, Jase, Jep, and Alan, and their wives at the helm. Duck Commander products, which now include much more than just duck calls, have been sold in all fifty states and in several countries and encompass lifestyle brands including Duck Commander duck-hunting merchandise, Buck Commander deer-hunting merchandise, Duck Girl apparel, Duck Commander Wine, and more. Each of the Duck Commander brands was created with a focus on bringing family together. It is their motto of faith, family, and ducks that has resonated with fans at their speaking engagements and on the No. 1 cable show "Duck Dynasty." Their perseverance, business savvy and knack for storytelling also landed them at the top of the New York Times' Best Sellers list three times with titles "The Duck Commander Family," "Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander," and "Si-cology." This fall the family celebrated their first venture into music with a No. 1 debut of their holiday album Duck The Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas. For more information, please visit www.duckcommander.com