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American Bladesmith Society Master Smiths
There are less than 110 Master Smiths in the whole world (as of 6-13-2006)!
A Master Smith is like a Ninja Grand Master of Knifedom
James R. Cook ABS Master Smith
I am a member of the Arkansas Knife Makers Association and the American Blade Smiths Society . I received my Masters rating with the ABS in 1991. My work has been featured in most all knife-related publications here in the US and some abroad. I am an instructor for the Blade Smithing School at Old Washington Arkansas.
Ed Caffrey ABS Master Smith
Kirk Rexroat ABS Master Smith
Knife Makers Links
Most of the information listed here comes directly from each of these makers site.
Johnny Stout, Johnny Stout Handmade Knives
I am Johnny Stout and I'd like to thank you for your interest in STOUT HANDMADE KNIVES. I'm a voting member of the Knifemakers Guild, American Bladesmith Society, and founding member of the Texas Knifemakers and Collectors Association.
After almost a lifetime of being a knife lover and user, both as a sportsman and novice repairman, I began making knives in 1983, and became a full time Bladesmith in 1992.
Gray Knives Gray Knives, Custom Hand made knives Since 1974
Here I'm Offering you a complete line of fixed blade custom made cutlery,
built one at a time by myself Dan Gray, strong and functional, This web site will show you the many varieties of blades I make,
from exotic hard woods and horns to Ivorys I use for handles, and the different styles of my custom sheaths and much more.
Mark Banfield Mark Banfield Custom Knives
All the knives you will see on Mark's site are hand forged and one of a kind. He tests 1 knife out of 30 to the point of destruction. Each knife he makes the blade is tested before finishing it, and every knife is tested again before being offered for sale. He has been making knives for over 9 years.
Larry Harley Lonesome Pine Knives
I grew up watching my Dad, "Pap" Harley, who started making knives in 1940.
This provided the spark for Lonesome Pine Knives. I started making knives myself when I was 9 yrs.old and played around at it till about 1980, when I turned full time. With the support of my family and the aid of loyal customers, I've been able to turn a labor of love into a full time profession.
I ran about 2 yrs behind on orders until I was featured in the WALL STREET JOURNAL and that quickly ended up as 4 yrs. (With the exception of my Battle Bowie. I make batches of them several times a year for my hunters and military personal).
Pat Patterson, Pat Patterson Handmade Knives
I have been a knife maker since 1991,and a founding member of the Texas Knifemakers and Collectors Association. I have always been an admirer of fine blades, and being an avid hunter, I developed a desire to try and build my own style. When I visited the shop of Johnny Stout several years ago, it inspired me to become a knife maker. He taught me most of the basics that I needed to know to become a true maker. Upon my retirement, I became a full time maker. I really enjoy making knives, and I try to create a high quality blade that will please and satisfy the user, and one that I would carry for myself. When I put my name on a blade, it is my guarantee to the customer that I have been successful.
Dwayne Dushane Dushane Custom Handmade Knives
Using state of the art materials, I offer most fixed blade designs, several folding knives to include lockbacks and slip joints in traditional designs. Many of my knives are one of a kind, and will not be duplicated. Each knife is constructed, by me, entirely in my shop. Each is made from a variety of steels: carbon, stainless, and the Damascus I use is from several other makers that specialize in Damascus. My blades are ground from raw bar stock using the stock removal method. All fixed blade knives are furnished with a quality hand sewn leather sheath.
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Sharpening Made Easy: A Primer on Sharpening Knives and Other Edged Tools by Steve Bottorff Copyright January 2002 Knife World Publications
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