Terry Guinn Knives
Hello, I started
making knives in 1982 with the aid of my father a master machinist.
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 became
full time maker in 2017.
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 around 2000 I have had much success with balisong
My family and I
enjoy the outdoors, camping in the Rocky Mountains, hunting,
fishing and motorcycling. 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 900 knives that I have made so far.
Thank You for your
interest, Terry Guinn