Knives by Ray Kirk, Master Smith

Ray Kirk has been forging knives since 1989 under the handle of Raker Knives. He was a cast member on Forged in Fire S1 E8. He is also the designer and maker of the famed “Trail of Tears” knife. Ray attends many of the hammer-ins and seminars on knife making around the country throughout the year.

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When I spoke to Ray at the Tucson Knife show earlier this month, he allowed me to list a couple of his knives on the website. Little did I realize how well made the knives he gave me to consign were. After holding, photographing, and measuring them, I now want one for my own. You can bet I’m going to get one too!

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His NDN integral knives are a pleasure to hold and use. Ray designed these knives for what he calls EDU (Every Day Use). Believe me, it is a knife that you would love to carry for everyday use, no mater if you’re out hiking, camping, boating or working.

Get yours today here

 

Knives from the Copper State Cutlery Knife Show

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Look Who’s Coming to the Knife Show

The Copper State Cutlery Knife Show 

Dec 17 & 18

Tucson Expo Center

List of Knife vendors

BOB HAM

BRAD EDGINGTON (K & G)

CHARLES TURNAGE

CLAYTON COWART

DANIEL STUCKY

JARED WATTS

JEFF STOVER

JOE ALI

DOUG LONEY

KEN MCFALL

LEE BEENE

LEOPOLD LACRIMOSA

MATVEY SHINDEL

RANDY LEE

RAY KIRK

STEVE GODFREY

JOHN HILL

JOHN BROWN

DAN ZVONEK

TODD KOPP

CHARLES PROKOPP

DAN STUCKY

To reserve your table, call John at 602-520-6002

Beautiful Damascus Knives of Shanila Adil

Shanila Adil and his family has been making knives by hand for several generations since 1938. Their company and factory, known as Popular Industry Knives is located in Lahore, Pakistan and specialize in forging beautiful Damascus blades.

Basket Weave Damascus Pattern

Basket Weave Damascus Pattern

Rain Drop Pattern Damascus

Rain Drop Pattern Damascus

His Damascus is made from 1095 and 15N20 steel.

Shanila’s Popular Industry knives are now being offer for sale here in the west at SonoranDesertknives.com

Howard Viele Knives

Howard Viele has been a member of the Knifemaker’s Guild since 1976. He learned how to make knives through trial and error, teaching himself with no one knifemaker to influence his work except for his love for the martial arts in which he has attained the rank of Sandan in Karate.

“The man cuts a clean line, often a new line, every time he goes for it. Viele knives are handsome knives that look so good, and so often different as well, you can’t help noticing. That’s practically a definition of style.” – Ken Warner, editor of Knives ’85

Over the years, Howard’s knives have won him numerous awards.

I have three of his knives listed for sale on the website, the newest edition is a small Gentleman’s Pocket Knife with Pink Ivory scales:

Howard Viele Gentleman's Pocket Knife

Howard Viele Gentleman’s Pocket Knife