Carter Knife Company

Making knives is all about putting a beautiful tool into your hands.

I make knives used for almost any purpose.

Keeping my knives practical and usable is a large part of my goal as a knife maker. Go out into the field and gut an elk, wear your knife on your side daily or just keep it around to slice some cheese. Everybody has a different reason to own a handmade tool. 

I am an Oregon based knife maker who has been making knives for five years. I bought a 1997 Blue Bird school bus and converted it into my knife shop. The front half of the bus is the storefront for Carter Knife Co and the back half of the bus is where all the knife making happens. Wood burning stove in the winter and windows open in the summer.

Come on into the bus and design a custom knife with me or find one that I’ve already made to fit your hand. Each blade is shaped, beveled and balanced by hand. The handles are shaped and hand sanded. Each knife is fitted with a custom hand stitched sheath that will only fit that specific blade. No two knives are the same. My goal as a knife maker is to put a beautiful usable tool into your hand.

Nothing makes me happier than to see an old knife that I made earn its patina over time. Put these knives to work and bring them back to me for a resharpening or any odd maintenance that you might need.