No Forge No Fire

With all that in mind, stock removal uses known steels that are put through heavy rolling and other mill operations during their manufacture from crucible to the final bar.

Hybrid Wood Knife Scales

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.  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…

Knives Unplugged

Knives Unplugged is the name of our solar powered knife shop in the Ozarks. We offer hand made knives from Jerry W Smith USA and our line of custom kitchen cutlery marked Knives Unplugged. We also offer knife scales and handle materials made by Debbie Smith.

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…