About 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

In late 2009, we relocated with my job to Eastland Texas. There was no shop at our new home so I invested in a nice 25' X 25' metal building.

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