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Acme United Corporation Announces Agreement with Les Stroud

FAIRFIELD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 16, 2011-- Acme United Corporation (NYSE AMEX: ACU) today announced that it has signed a global agreement to build and sell survival tools co-designed by the filmmaker, outdoor adventurer and survivalist Les Stroud, star of the six-time Gemini-nominated hit TV series Survivorman.

The product line will be marketed under the Camillus knife brand and will be launched at the Shot Show in Las Vegas on January 17, 2012. The knives will feature Camillus carbonitride titanium non-stick technology, which provides cutting edges up to 10 times harder than untreated blades. Additional survival tools will be launched in early 2012.

Rick Constantine, Vice President of the Clauss, Camillus and Western brands said, “The expertise and input from Les Stroud combined with Camillus innovation, titanium technology and quality have created powerful tools for the survivalist segment. We are eager to continue to build the brand and provide the very best in true survival tools.”

Acme United Corporation is a leading worldwide supplier of innovative cutting, measuring and safety products to the school, home, office, sporting goods, and industrial markets.

Forward-looking statements in this announcement, including without limitation, statements related to the Company’s plans, strategies, objectives, expectations, intentions and adequacy of resources, are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Investors are cautioned that such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties including, without limitation, the following: (i) the Company’s plans, strategies, objectives, expectations and intentions are subject to change at any time at the discretion of the Company; (ii) the impact of current uncertainties in global economic conditions and the ongoing financial crisis affecting the domestic and foreign banking system and financial markets, including the impact on the Company’s suppliers and customers (iii) currency fluctuations (iv) the Company’s plans and results of operations will be affected by the Company’s ability to manage its growth, and (v) other risks and uncertainties indicated from time to time in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Source: Acme United Corporation

Acme United Corporation
Paul G. Driscoll, 203-254-6060
FAX: 203-254-6521