Hybrid Wood Blocks

Great for knife making and many other uses! We started making these as a way to fight “cabin fever” and still make a living from the homestead during the cold winter. These are made using high quality industrial resin and are cast using a pressure chamber system. The wood is stabilized in our shop using…

Blue Jean Denim Micarta – Knife Scales

Knifemaking supplies for sale from the shop/homestead.  Our process is the same as the industrial process used to make carbon fiber and kevlar ballistic panels. The epoxy resin is a low viscosity resin for maximum saturation. And so the vacuum pulls all the air out from between the layers for consistent, straight, and tightly pressed…

Handmade Knives – Made Off Grid

Welcome, to my Knife Shop online. I’ve been making custom handmade knives for 14 years. I have been living off grid in the woods for almost 5 years now. I started making knives by hand while living in Texas.. My knife shop uses solar electricity. I do all my own heat treat using a generator to run the oven. I work mostly in D2 with a few pieces in cpm154 and rarely A2. All my knife blades are RC61/62. I make all the parts including the springs with bare hands. No jigs, no CNCs, just good ‘ole hand work.

Knife Blade Length

A knife maker can make a blade in any length, but life is short. Life is too short to be somewhere that you’re not happy, content, and feel safe. Once, I felt comfortable as a full time knife maker, I realized that I could make custom knives anywhere and wasn’t tied to a geographical location….

Custom Knives and the Makers

Knives are tools made to cut apart and separate. They can also make things like friendships, bonds, and memories that last. We weren’t at the 2010 TKCA knife show for just a few minutes when my youngest son Parker had struck up a conversation with Ruffin Johnson. Ruffin at the time, was in his 40th…

Handmade Knives on the Road

Five years of handmade knives and fun on the road. Texas is a big state, so big in fact that my Family and I spent five years traveling to shows every weekend with my knives. We met lots of great people with amazing stories. Other custom knife makers, dealers, collectors, and users all with different…

Custom Knife Inspired by a Miracle

Flight 1549 (Miracle on the Hudson) was the real life event behind the creation of this handmade knife. I was contacted back in 2010 about a year after the Flight 1549 rescue on the Hudson. The customer was a Homeland Security Director, who was involved in the rescue. He said that it made him realize…

Handmade Knives on TV

The custom knife above was used on SpikeTV’s Deadliest Warrior Season One Episode One. You never know. Way back in 2008, I made a couple of knives for a guy. In 2009 he was featured in the Deadliest Warrior premiere episode as one of the Apache Indians. The knives can be seen in the throwing…

Handmade Deployment Knives

I has been an honor over the years to have my handmade knives go on deployment with many of our armed forces. Each and every deployment knife is special. Many are ordered by fathers for their sons and daughters that are scheduled to deploy. Wanting their children to have a “Good Solid Knife” to carry…

Loveless Style Knives

It wasn’t long before I discovered the Loveless Style of custom knives. Not long after making the replica of the Dundee I was introduced to the Loveless Style knives by fellow knifemaker Mike Lovett. Mike had learned the Loveless way from Bob Loveless himself. The more I researched Bob and his way of making knives,…

Custom Knife Milestones

One particular handmade knife stands out in my memory of those first few years. It was right after I started making custom knives full time. A fellow called me and wanted to know if I could make a knife just like the one in the movie “Crocodile Dundee”. Not just a knife that was large,…

Custom Knives – In the beginning

I started making custom knives almost 15 years ago. Back when I had a full time job. I started making knives as a hobby to relieve stress from my full time job. Soon my handmade knives were requiring more and more of my time. I transitioned to making knives full time and never looked back….