About Us

A note on privacy:  Myerchin, Inc. respects the privacy of our customers. We never loan or sell our customer information. All information provided will be used only by Myerchin, Inc. 

Our mission is simple: to provide the best products and service to our customers at the lowest prices possible. We take great pride in our company, our commitment to customer service and in the products we sell. We have been "tested at sea" for over a quarter century.  Our online store is designed to provide you with a safe and secure environment to browse our product catalog.

Below are some some FAQ's, or "frequently asked questions". We hope that you find the answers to be informative.  

How come I've never heard of MYERCHIN knives?

MYERCHIN has been providing quality knives since 1984. During the early years of our company, we specialized in the production of rigging knives. Our customers include the US Navy, US Coast Guard, US Army, merchant marines, and sailors around the world. Ask any sailor about MYERCHIN knives and you'll probably get the answer, "best rigging tools in the world."

It was aboard his boat (a Westsail 32 lovingly built by John) that John started sketching his first rigging knife, the Model A001, after he had a competitor's non-locking folder close over his thumb.  John built the boat... purchasing only a hull and deck from the factory.

 Where did the name MYERCHIN come from?

When John Myerchin's grandfather and his grandfather's two brothers came to the United States in 1870 from the Czech Republic, the officials at Ellis Island created the name MYERCHIN when they heard the Czech name, Majercin, pronounced in the native language. Because of this, John is probably related to every MYERCHIN (and many Majercin's) in the country. For a full history,  go to our Family Website: www.myerchin.org


Any Special Recognition by Important Groups?

While Myerchin® has received many awards and special recognitions from industry leaders, our finest award came from General Kelly and the Joint Staff. We received a special commendation from the Joint Chiefs for the quality of our products and contributing to our nation's defense.

Where can I purchase a MYERCHIN?

MYERCHIN knives are available from many boat outfitting outlets and sporting good stores. Our largest retail distributor is West Marine Products with its 300+ stores. If you are unable to find a supplier near you,  this website allows you to order directly from us.   You can also request one of our catalogs.

Since I haven't heard of this knife line, how do I know they're reliable?

These knives have been tested since 1984 in the harshest environment on earth... the world's oceans. The Navy, Coast Guard, Merchant Marines, and others who make their living at sea have tested these knives by making them the working tools of choice. Now our knives are constantly tested by hunters, backpackers, police, emergency workers, fishermen... real people who use our products on the job every day. Our products are truly tools. Our warranty is one of the best in the country.