Arcos is the leading Spanish kitchen knife manufacturer with multinational scope, and one of the oldest cutlery manufacturers in the world. Juan de Arcos started hand-crafting the first kitchen knives marked with the brand in 1745. Some of these pieces are displayed now in the National Museum of Archeology of Madrid. In 1875, Gregorio Arcos Aroca turned the small hand-crafted workshop of knives, scissors and daggers into a mass-production factory for professional cutlery. One century later, Gregorio Arcos Villanueva started the international expansion of the company. In the XXI century, it is still a family owned business proud of its remarkable heritage and recognition.