TAPROOT Knives is a one-man shop where I design and build utility and presentation-grade cutlery. The bulk of my work is ﬁxed-blade knives including hunters, ﬁlet knives and kitchen cutlery.
Working from my designs or from a customer's design and specs, I take sole authorship of each step in the process—including heat treating and blade tempering.
Each TAPROOT knife is hand-crafted with a focus on function, ﬁt and superior cutting and edge-holding performance.
My goal is to make the last knife better than the one before it!
Hand-crafted, one at a time . . .
Enjoy the video to get a feel for the process.
Browse the galleries to see samples of my work.
I can build a knife to your specs or you may choose one of my blade styles. Handle material, spacers, guards/bolsters, decorative file work are all up to you and the combinations are endless!
Cream of the Crop!
Drop Point Hunter featuring IMA mammoth ivory handle. Dovetailed brass bolsters abut black spacers; hand-rendered decorative file work accentuates the knife's top spine.
Additional view of knife appears on Fresh Cuts! page.