A knife is a tool. It may be beautiful, but should not sacrifice performance in pursuit of good looks. My creations are therefore focused on that intersection of function and form.
I currently build fixed blade knives- hunters, capers, bird and trout, bushcrafters, fighters, bowies, and big choppers. I use only premium handle materials, and US-made steel stock for my forgings. It's to the high standards of the American Bladesmith Society I aspire.
I believe in the collaborative process. If you have something in mind, let's talk about it. We'll exchange thoughts and drawings to work out a design which combines your expectations together with my understanding of metallurgy and blade design.
It's my hope each and every knife will be used. It's also my expectation they will be passed to future generations. Ever mindful of that each knife is unconditionally guaranteed to be free of defects in construction.
Thank you for looking around, and please don't hesitate to contact me with questions. I always enjoy discussing sharp things!
- Ray Hammond