Acme United Corporation (NYSE AMEX: ACU) today announced that it has won the prestigious IDEA award for its Clauss AirShoc® line of garden products. Walter C. Johnsen, Chairman and CEO said, “This award recognizes the extremely high performance, functionality, and innovation of our recently introduced family of AirShoc® garden tools. We are truly delighted to have been recognized, and appreciate the dedication and hard work by our team in their development.” The Clauss AirShoc® professional line of lawn and garden tools consists of pruners, loppers, hedge shears, grass shears, garden shears, and branch saws. The product family has titanium bonded, non-stick blades, Microban® protected handles and blades, and a tool-less system that allows the user to change blades, as well as switch from a bypass pruner to an anvil pruner quickly. Mr. Johnsen added that the product family has been shipping for approximately six months and that customer feedback has been excellent. ACME UNITED CORPORATION is an innovative supplier of cutting devices, measuring instruments and safety products for school, home, office, industrial and hardware use.