The Stanley Works, originally a bolt and door hardware manufacturing company located in New Britain, Connecticut, was founded in 1843 by Frederick T Stanley. A few years later, in 1857, Frederick’s cousin, Henry Stanley, founded The Stanley Rule and Level Company. In 1920, The Rule and Level Company merged with The Stanley Works and went on to become the famous Stanley Hand Tools Division.
From the timeless Stanley Classic 199 knife, a design icon of the 20th century, to the modern range of FatMax hand tools, innovation and quality are synonymous with the Stanley name. Stanley tools are demanded for their performance by professionals, enthusiasts and DIYers alike.
Nowadays, Stanley makes much more than just knives. In addition to hand tools, the Stanley range now includes paintbrushes and rollers, sliding doors, pneumatic fastening solutions and mechanics’ tools.