Visit this maker's website: Jim Hammond Knives
. Jim Hammond was the first knife maker to work with CRKT, beginning in 1994. His designs for CRKT folders set new standards of construction for production folding knives. After graduation from Clemson University in 1977, Jim became a full-time knifemaker, and is noted for his exquisite and prized work. He is a Knifemakers' Guild member. When not making or designing knives, he fishes, skis, and flies gliders. He holds a private pilot's license for sailplanes and has earned the FIA International Silver Badge for Soaring. Jim says about knife design: Excellence, flair, function - three fundamental keys of quality I strive for in each knife. Doing whatever it takes to aspire toward perfection, making each line a celebration of style, while maintaining the vision of a design's purpose and application. His company, Jim Hammond Knives, is in Pelham, Alabama.