January 19, 2021

Cincinnati, OH – Blackbird Products Group, LLC, parent company of Mammoth Coolers and Mammoth PPE Products, is proud to announce that they have now acquired American Buffalo Knife and Tool (ABKT).

“After reviewing ABKT’s successes over the past 15 years, our management team felt very comfortable moving forward with the acquisition,” said Bob George, Vice President of Sales and Marketing and Business Development of Blackbird Products Group, LLC. “Dave McHan, owner of ABKT is a great businessman to add to our team. Now with the in-house expertise we have and with Dave and his team’s knowledge, we have over 100 years of industry experience in the cutlery business. We will be able to provide dealers and retailers a great line of products at a very favorable price for both the dealer and consumer.“

American Buffalo Knife and Tool is a family-owned company located in Sweetwater, TN. They are known for their full line of cutlery and multi-tool products. What makes ABKT stand out from their competitors is their passion for their products, quality and designs, focusing on making the highest quality products with unique designs for their customers. 

“The McHan’s have built a great company by servicing customers with great integrity and high-quality products for over 15 years,’’ said Mike Hannigan, CEO of Blackbird Products Group, LLC. “We founded Blackbird Products Group as a family operation based around our Mammoth Coolers brand so we have many similar experiences and we share similar values with the McHan’s. I felt like this was a great fit for Blackbird Products Group as we were looking for ways to expand our family of brands, while Dave McHan was looking for ways to take ABKT to the next level.  The synergies that this acquisition creates are great for both parties and we are so excited to welcome the McHan’s into the Blackbird Products Group family. “ 

American Buffalo Knife and Tool focuses on creating high-quality pocket knives and cutlery made for hunting, fishing, first-responders, farming and every-day carry. Unlike other competitors who use stainless steel, ABKT uses Carbon Steel in their Roper Traditional knives. They also offer a line of ball bearing knives, D2 Steel knives and assisted opener knives. 

“We at ABKT are excited about this acquisition with Blackbird Products Group, LLC.” said Dave McHan, VP of Product Development and Sourcing with ABKT. “We will still strive to give our customers the personal level of service we always have, along with the enhancements Blackbird Products Group, LLC, can offer.”

With this new acquisition, Blackbird Products Group, LLC, will take ABKT to the next level and continue creating top-quality products for the industry. 


For more information regarding Blackbird Products Group, LLC and ABKT, please contact Rachel Rogers at RRogers@blackbirdproducts.com 

For order inquiries, please contact Bob George at BGeorge@blackbirdproducts.com 

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