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Old World Craftsmanship New World Quality

Combining old world craftsmanship with new world quality is the principle that guides us here at Dogwood Custom Knives. Our handmade knives are crafted entirely in house to ensure that every knife meets our rigid standards for quality. We firmly believe that function is the greatest form of beauty and that is why we hand assemble each of our knives with very little ornamentation. The art is in the fit and finish of these knives and they will be a joy to use for generation after generation. Our greatest hope is that our knives will one day become a trusted family heirloom that has been used with confidence and pride for generations.



How much is to much?

How much is to much? by Robert Oliver       Just a pespective to consider. The average pay for a average guy in 1874 was between 2 and 4 dollars a week. A average knife that one would buy at the local mecantile was around .80 cents (a production model knife), while a nice custom knife would cost you 2 or 3 bucks. So if we use the high end of the scale and say 4 dollars weekly. a average knife was about 20% o persons pay, while a nice custom was 50%-7o a person's weekly pay. A quick search showed that the average weekly pay for the state of NC in 2013 was 808, GA was 867, MI was 875, west VA was 781, CA was 1048..... for a average of 875.8 a week. Lets round that down to a even 800 to make things easy. So if we say a average knife was 20% omodern production knife should come in around 160 dollars, while our custom at 50%-7sould cost between......$400, and $600.        As a point of reference, a horse at that time had a average price of 60 bucks, meaning a basic car today should


1 of 2 in the batch

1 of 2 in the batch There are two like this one in this batch, one will be an echo-5 that is already spoken for, the other will be going to Arizona Custom Knives.


New Knife For My Wife

I spent a little time finishing Beth's Hawkins knife and matched it with some leather work from Reliance Leartherworks. It is antiqued S35VN, Convex grind, with highly figured black walnut and two 1/4" mosaic pins with a CA glue hand rubbed "french polish". This one was made for my wife and is not for sale.