The story begins in 1906 when our grandfather Donato Ramella immigrated to the United States from Costoluccia, Italy in search of the American dream and a better life. At sixteen years of age and few skills, Donato worked at a number of odd jobs before landing a job in the tool and die industry. Donato became a skilled craftsman making quality files and engraving tools for the Jewelers industry. In 1937, along with two partners, Donato founded the U.J. Ramelson Company, Inc. and quickly established themselves as the leader in quality, American made hand tools. The family tradition of excellence continues with third generation owners. Blending age old traditions with advanced technologies, our tools are made of the finest carbon tool steel, hand forged, heat treated and tempered by our own expert craftsmen. Each tool is polished, sharpened and brushed to keep U.J. Ramelson on the cutting edge in serving the woodcarver, jeweler, artist, student and hobbyist well into the 21st century.
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John & Dan Ramella
Third Generation Owners