Watts, Rod

I made my first knife in 2008 under the direction of my friend and mentor Rusty Preston. We are blessed to have a vacation home across the street from Rusty in Port Isabel, Texas. As most of you know Rusty is a well known slip joint maker and so my early knives were also slip joint folders. In 2009 I started making fixed blades and the majority of my knives since have been fixed blades. The file work I learned to do on the early folders has been very helpful in making the fixed blade knives appealing to collectors and has proven to be a real niche. I have come a long way in a few years with help from guys like Rusty and Steve Johnson. I was very fortunate to spend some time in Steve's shop early 2011, what an amazing opportunity. With the help and knowledge gleaned from these guys I was able to win the best new maker award at the 2011 Blade show in Atlanta with a mammoth tooth fighter. Most of my fixed blades now feature mammoth tooth or fossil coral. I also do a lot of mammoth ivory and stag. Watts Custom knives is a storefront in Hot Springs, SD. If you ever get to the Black Hills make sure you stop in to see us and our amazing new shop.

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  1. New York Special
    New York Special
    By: Watts, Rod
    Date Added: 12/05/17
    Price: $425.00
  2. Fixed Blade with Micarta
    Fixed Blade with Micarta
    By: Watts, Rod
    Date Added: 11/03/16
    Price: $625.00 Sale Price: $415.00
  3. Hunter
    Hunter
    By: Watts, Rod
    Date Added: 03/29/16
    Price: $540.00
  4. Loveless Style Backpacker
    Loveless Style Backpacker
    By: Watts, Rod
    Date Added: 09/02/15
    Price: $525.00
  5. Dakota Drop Point
    Dakota Drop Point
    By: Watts, Rod
    Date Added: 09/01/15
    Price: $625.00
  6. New York Special
    New York Special
    By: Watts, Rod
    Date Added: 05/27/15
    Price: $595.00 Sale Price: $450.00
  7. Fixed Blade with Ivory and Abalone
    Fixed Blade with Ivory and Abalone
    By: Watts, Rod
    Date Added: 04/08/15
    Price: $625.00
  8. Fixed Blade with Micarta
    Fixed Blade with Micarta
    By: Watts, Rod
    Date Added: 04/08/15
    Price: $625.00
  9. Mammoth Ivory "Black Hills Special"
    Mammoth Ivory "Black Hills Special"
    By: Watts, Rod
    Date Added: 09/26/14
    Price: $500.00
  10. Fancy Fighter Best New Maker
    Fancy Fighter Best New Maker
    By: Watts, Rod
    Date Added: 08/15/14
    Price: $625.00
  11. Mammoth Tooth Fixed Blade
    Mammoth Tooth Fixed Blade
    By: Watts, Rod
    Date Added: 12/06/13
    Price: $595.00
  12. Dakota Classic with Mini - Set
    Dakota Classic with Mini - Set
    By: Watts, Rod
    Date Added: 08/02/13
    Price: $995.00
  13. Big Ole Fighter
    Big Ole Fighter
    By: Watts, Rod
    Date Added: 07/29/13
    Price: $825.00
  14. Coral Fixed Blade
    Coral Fixed Blade
    By: Watts, Rod
    Date Added: 06/07/13
    Price: $675.00 Sale Price: $575.00
  15. Mini Ivory Fixed Blade
    Mini Ivory Fixed Blade
    By: Watts, Rod
    Date Added: 02/12/13
    Price: $275.00 Sale Price: $235.00

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