Rex International, founded in 1989 by Hanif Usman Bakali, wholesales a huge assortment of high quality yet affordable knives, swords, crossbows, sports and fitness products, self-defense items, hunting gear, resin body armor, grooming cutlery and other related goods. “Knives are our main business, and spring assisted, or tactical, pocket knives are best sellers at flea markets,” says Mani Fakhari, sales representative. “We have them in more than 100 designs. Duck USA is our most popular brand, along with Xtreme-Tac.” Styles include handgun and handcuff shaped handles, and military, camo and police themes, to name a few. Rex International’s tactical knives generally have half-serrated blades, and come with a line cutter, glass breaker and clip. Many wholesale for $2 to $5. Throwing knives also sell well at flea markets, Fakhari shares. These knives are available in different sizes including 6, 8 and 10 inches long, and in three-piece sets. “People use them for hobbies, like throwing darts and target practice,” he notes. Wholesale price is $3 to $7.
Other well-known brands Rex International carries are: The Bone Collector USA hunting style and collector knives; CUT USA grooming shears, and nail and cuticle cutters; and Victory Sports, the company’s new private-label brand of cost-effective sporting goods merchandise. Wholesale in general is from $2 to $25 per item, based on size and product materials, and retail is two to three times wholesale. “Our large variety of merchandise ensures that we meet the needs of all of our customers,” Fakhari explains. “Not only do we have a large selection, but we keep over 95 percent of our items in stock for fast turnaround.” In addition to offering quality products with fast delivery, Rex International is committed to providing great customer service. “We are a company people trust,” Fakhari continues. “If there is any problem with one of our products, we will replace it or give the customer a store credit.”
The minimum order is $100, and buyers can mix and match. The firm offers case pricing, which can get vendors up to a 30 percent discount. Point of purchase knife displays are available. Vendors are invited to visit Rex International in its large facility in Irwindale, CA, located just outside of Los Angeles. The showroom is open Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Rex Distributor Inc. / Rex International
5403 Ayon Ave.
Irwindale, CA 91706
Toll Free: 800-237-7640