Founded in 1954, Santa Catarina, Caldas Da Rainha, Portugal by Joao Ivo Peralta and wife Maria, IVO Cutelarias a small family business with 3 employees, began manufacturing small knives and pocket knives. With the help of his brother Antonio Ivo Peralta, the two travelled by bicycle to neighbouring cities selling the knives. By the 1970s, with the addition of their two children in the business, the vision of the company exceeded the national market and opened doors for international expansion. By the 1990s, IVO’s ongoing success and international growth, brought forth the opening of IVO Cutlery, a division of Ivo Cutelarias; with its office and warehouses based in Toronto, Canada. Owned by Fernando Ivo Peralta, Joao’s nephew, IVO Cutlery expanded the IVO brand into the North American markets. Presently, IVO products are sold to more than 64 countries on 5 continents and in 2014 celebrated 60 years of manufacturing premium quality knives for use around the world.

Our Mission

Our mission is to combine exceptional old-world craftsmanship with modern technological advancements to make top quality knives and recognize IVO Cutlery as a leading manufacturer of cutlery in the global marketplace. IVO Cutlery focuses its facility on the development of a wide range of knives for the professional and home based user, utilizing only the finest materials in production. German stainless steel and advanced technological methodology are combined with a century of pride in the art of knife, resulting in superior cutting tools for each and every owner of our knives.