The U.S. firm of Hoffritz was loosely associated with the German firm of the same name. The company was established in New York City in the early 1930's. They were importers, retailers and wholesalers of a wide range of cutlery products, including knives, razors and scissors. Most of their products came from the better quality makers in Solingen, Germany.
Hoffritz was also a major importer of Victorinox Swiss Army Knives into the U.S. Hoffritz SAKs carry a wide variety of markings, with the company name on the tang, blade or handle. Most knives also carry the Victorinox name on the tang, though some don't. Most of their SAKs are standard models and are fairly common. They also commissioned several 'Limited Edition' models with unique blade combinations. These models are rare and expensive.
At one time Hoffritz had almost 200 stores in the U.S., but declining sales and other problems led to the company's demise in the early 1990s. The name 'Hoffritz' was sold to the firm of Lifetime Hoan in 1995, and is in continued used for a variety of kitchen knives and utensils.