Terry Guinn Knives
Hello, I produce
custom handmade knives in my spare time. I have a full-time
job that I support myself and my wife, Shelly. I have two
grown children, Armenda, Curtis and a grandson, Karsyn. I
work in the natural gas processing industry, I always look
forward to going home and working on knives. I started making
knives in 1982 with the aid of my father a master machinist.
My father is currently building miniatures and has built a
working Gatling gun and several steam and gas powered engines.
I sold my first knife in 1990 and used the profits to equip
my shop and buy more materials. I enjoy the creativity and
satisfaction that comes from turning raw materials into beautiful
and useful tools. All of my knives are built totally by me,
from the heat treating to the final sheath making.
I prefer to use air hardening steels, S30V, CMP154, ATS-34
and D-2. Although I have used high carbon steel on occasion.
I have worked with Damascus and am familiar with heat treat
and etching techniques. All types of handle material is used,
even stone. Synthetics, exotic wood, bone, mother of pearl,
ivory and stag can also be used. My knives are made using
the stock removal method. Due to my machinist background this
is the method I prefer. I enjoy all aspects of knife making.
I have built automatics, lock backs, slip joints, liner locks,
bowies,daggers, camp knives, kitchen knives, gut hooks, tactical
and leather round knives. Since I am a part time maker, I
have more freedom to experiment with designs and methods of
knife making. That is what I enjoy about knife making. In
the past most knives were sold by local repetition, I attend
a few local gun and knife shows. Since my introduction to
the Internet I have had much success with balisong knives.
I have a long back log of orders for balisong knives.
We enjoy the outdoors,
camping in the Rocky Mountains, hunting fishing and motorcycling
(Harley's and dirt bikes). We believe in serving Jesus Christ
and ministering to others as we are lead to. I will be happy
to produce that special knife that you design or one of my
own creations. The photos on this web site is only a few of
the over 700 knives that I have made. I have several well
thought out patterns and always enjoy working with a new design.
Thank You for your
interest, Terry Guinn