The Knife

The knife has long been an essential tool for the outdoorsman and man kind in general. The outdoors enthusiast would never be caught without it. When you step out the door, it is the first tool in your pack or pocket, it is a sort of companion on all your great adventures. At Hook Knives we believe that companion aught to be a little part of you, a part of who you are. So let us make your dream knife to fit you.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

A New Chapter

Hello all!
The official news is that I am no longer taking custom orders!  I do still have a few inventory knives that will be for sale periodically.  My life has taken a new turn as I completed a degree and became licensed to practice as a radiologic technologist.  My job at the hospital in addition to a continuing education has proven to be too full time to continue the knife business.  My passion for knives continues and I am still more than happy to reply to e-mails with questions as I will always be a hobby knife maker.  I ask that you be gracious with me as my response time may be slower now that this is not my actual day-job.
Thank you all!

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Damasteel drop point

 Just listed on our product list and ordering page! Be sure to go check this one out, I put a lot in to her.  I'm pretty impressed with this Damasteel as far as Damascus steels go.  It's very clean and flawless with super high contrast and great patterning.

Shark Tooth!

Been a hot minute since I made a post here. I apologize, I've been slammed with clinicals, school and so many orders!  I do so greatly appreciate all of your support.  Here are some pics of a custom build from this summer that I designed with a great customer, really had a great time with it.  In his words "it's aggressive like a shark tooth!"  Enjoy!

Monday, August 21, 2017

Knife # 150

This is a one-off piece that I put a lot of love into. It is quite a looker, but built tough and fully intended for use! All free hand ground right here by me. Visit the product list and ordering page, or hookknives on instagram to purchase. Here's the specs:
~3 1/4" blade length 
~7 1/4" OAL 
~440C @ 59HRC with satin 800g finish on the flats and mirror polished hollow grinds down to a thin, hair poppin' edge! 
~Black micarta handle with toxic green Kirinite bolster 
~All titanium pins and carbon fiber reinforced lanyard hole 
~Hand jimpped and resin filled spine (see additional photos)
The green kirinite really has a brilliance that is difficult to capture in pictures, and all of the materials are extremely tough, waterproof and durable.
This knife will go to the first taker, THERE IS ONLY ONE! I will make a custom kydex sheath to include for FREE, buyers choice of zombie green, purple, tactical black, tan, kryptek pontus or kryptek highlander.
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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The Rhino

Well, here it is!  I know it took me a long time to get this up, but I really wanted to use this knife for a bit to get a feel for what it really can do. Long story short, I am not disappointed.  Read on to hear more about my adventure in designing this absolute work hoss of a knife.

     This whole knife was a knife of firsts for me. To begin with, it is a step into the world of tactical, self defense and survival knives (how did it take me so long to jump into that genre?!).  New Carbon fiber handle materials (which is amazing space age stuff), new steel finish that is a special combination of acid was, hand abrasion and sand blasting, and of course, first Karambit!  Most exciting to me is the steel.  I ground this blade from CPM S30V and my, oh my! am I ever impressed by this steel. The edge retention is stellar. Corrosion? What corrosion. And toughness?  Well, that's why I call it the "Rhino".   If any of you are looking to have a survival/hunting or even general use blade that just plain works day in and day out, I put S30V (and its first cousin S35V) high on the list of recommendations.  But enough of that, maybe I will write another article on the metallurgy of this super steel some other time. (seriously cool stuff though.)

     There are a lot of good Karambits being made out there, but there were also some things that I didn't see that I felt should be done.  One is that most have these slender, long tips.  Which is effective for cutting and has a cool raptor beak scratch-your-eyes-out look, but my focus with this knife as a true survival knife is something that can go through every trial with you and thrive.  That thin little tip is just a little dainty for my tactical taste buds. Additionally, I wanted a little more meat behind that tip to provide more weight forward momentum when it is swung or spun.  For you gunny folks out there I'll use this analogy:  I saw a lot of .223's, but I want a 47-70.
It's those fine details that take a thing from good to great.
You can't help but spin it once you hold it.
   I also thought that marbled carbon fiber is just the coolest stuff, It's so good looking and as tough as you can ask for, heck they build race car parts out of the stuff.  Plus those sleek grey hues with just a dash of sky blue from some G10 liners? I'm all about it. And finally, how about some fit and finish work?  For some reason makers take tactical as a reason not to make their scales fit flush to the tang.  I guess it is just a style thing, and nothing against the guys doing undersized scales, some of it is stellar work, but as for me and my house, we shall fit and finish flush.
I will continue to use and abuse this knife to learn what it can do and if it can improve, but if you are interested in anything like this, I am confident in the performance and would love to chat with you about a custom build. Hit me up by e-mail or phone (406) 396-6877 or

Monday, May 22, 2017

Hello all. I have tho opportunity to train at a hospital out of town for a little over a month. Meaning that I will not be able to fill any orders for that time. I will do my best to return messages and e-mail, but I will have limited access to internet. Phone will be the best way to get ahold of me. Cheers!

Sunday, May 7, 2017

New Grind For This Week

Kind of a fun grind that I put together the other day. Simple, but one of my cleaner grinds!  440C stainless at 59HRC.  Now to decide on some really stellar handle for it.  Keep an eye out for this one in inventory and feel free to contact me if you are interested!