Larry Connelley launched Knife Art in 1998 with the goal of providing a “best of the best” product line to consumers nationwide. Larry and his entire family are proud, life-long residents of Arkansas, the heartland of knife country. Armed with a precise and experienced knowledge of the product line, Larry has been able to steadily expand his business. He prides himself on being able to provide friendly small town customer service to a global consumer base. His workmanlike attitude has helped his company become a staple of quality cutlery retail.
“Owning my own business gives me the freedom and independence to work with my family in my hometown and sell high quality American-made products.”
Knife Art has been mentioned in numerous publications including Knives Illustrated, Blade, Tactical Knives, Field & Stream, and Forbes Life. Larry and his brother Rodney continue to work towards growing and creating more jobs for their local community.
Larry has worked extensively with the PayPal Government Relations team on policy issues that matter to his small business. Larry joined our Small Merchant Advocacy Delegation with other small business owners all over the world, to advocate on behalf of the small-town 21st century shops. Larry has spoken frequently with his Members of Congress on important policy issues, sent a letter to President Obama on cross-border trade, and visited Washington D.C. to meet personally with his elected officials along with our PayPal GR team.
Larry also dedicates as much time as possible to his community. A former Army reserve officer, Larry serves as a Boy Scout master. He also donates to and volunteers for numerous charities in his area.