Making knives is all about putting a beautiful usable tool into the hands of someone who would love to own one. I make knives that can be 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 almost two years. In the fall of 2016 I bought a full size school bus and converted it out into my knife shop. This was my way to take the next step into my journey of knife making. In a way, it gave me a reason to build my own home and tool shop. Building out this bus was a large project and I will never regret doing it. Wood stove burning 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.

More on Carter Knife Co. here.


Photos by Dusten Ryen

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September 20, 2017


Barbara said:

Beautiful work and story.

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