In 1993, Kenny Winter Sr. started a Christmas shop in Orange Beach, Alabama. Shortly after that, Kenny noticed that his customers were predominately women. He also noticed that most of the women had husbands who weren't interested in shopping for Christmas products. So he decided to open a pop-up knife store so the men could shop knives while the women shopped for Christmas products. After some time, Kenny's knife sales out-paced his Christmas product sales so he made the switch and opened "St. Nick's Knife Factory".
The St. Nicks Knife Factory in Foley, Alabama has been in business since 2003. In September of 2007, Kenny opened a new store in the Huntsville, Alabama. The Foley Location is located in the Tanger Outlets and the Huntsville Location is located in Parkway Place Mall.
Fast Forward to Spring 2014: Kenny's son, Kenny Jr., acquires the Huntsville location and re-brands the company as St. Nick's Knives. A few months later, Kenny Jr. opens a new location in Athens, Alabama, to serve as the home office and distribution center for the St. Nick's Knives brand.
Kenny Sr still owns the St. Nick's Knife Factory location in Foley, AL and has also launched a wholesale knife company named SN-Wholesale.com.