April, John

My name is John April. I have been interested in and collected knives since I was a kid. My father always had a jackknife in his pocket, and somehow always found use for it, and I realized what a great tool it was. In my early 20's I would save up and buy higher quality factory production knives made by Benchmade and Blackjack. In 1991, I bought a Lansky sharpener and earned how to sharpen knives so they will shave hair. Over the years I could afford more expensive knives, I have collected 1800's antique knives, and the knives of some of the great 1970's custom makers. In 2004, I was walking through my woods, and I found a deer antler on the ground. I picked it up, held it in my hand, and decided I was going to make a knife with it. I took an old chef?s knife, drew a blade shape on it with a magic marker, and proceeded to cut out the shape with the $29 bench top grinding wheel I had bought to sharpen my lawn mower blades. I drilled holes, made my own copper rivets, pounded a slot through a sheet of brass with a screwdriver and hammer, cut it out and assembled it. It?s horribly made, looks terrible. However, I still have it, use it, and love it. At this moment, I am working on my 94th knife and still trying to get better every time and improve my quality, symmetry, looks and performance.

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  1. Loveless Style Mini Chute Knife
    Loveless Style Mini Chute Knife
    By: April, John
    Date Added: 10/17/18
    Price: $445.00
  2. Loveless Style Utility
    Loveless Style Utility
    By: April, John
    Date Added: 05/01/18
    Price: $425.00
  3. Take Down Tanto
    Take Down Tanto
    By: April, John
    Date Added: 12/21/17
    Price: $495.00
  4. Loveless Style Mini Chute Knife
    Loveless Style Mini Chute Knife
    By: April, John
    Date Added: 04/25/17
    Price: $445.00
  5. Loveless Style Mini Chute Knife
    Loveless Style Mini Chute Knife
    By: April, John
    Date Added: 12/13/16
    Price: $445.00
  6. Loveless Style Chute Knife
    Loveless Style Chute Knife
    By: April, John
    Date Added: 10/03/16
    Price: $450.00
  7. Large Fixed Blade #81
    Large Fixed Blade #81
    By: April, John
    Date Added: 05/10/16
    Price: $295.00 Sale Price: $225.00

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