Buchanan, Zac

I was born in Eugene, OR in 1984. My dad, Thad Buchanan, has made knives for as long as I can remember. As a kid I liked to help in the shop every now and again. Growing up I spent time around Bill Harsey, Bob Lum, Ron Lake and their families. I never realized that they were world renowned knife makers; they were just my Dad's friends. But looking back on it, it was pretty cool. These days I wish I would have paid more attention. When I graduated from high school, my dad moved to Prineville, OR with his wife Melissa. My Mom moved to Portland to be closer to my older brother and his family. I stayed in Eugene and that's where I met my wife Sara through a mutual friend. In 2008 my Dad asked if I wanted to move to Prineville and learn to make knives with him. After working in the restaurant industry I was happy to do something more interesting. Sheath making was one of the first things my dad taught me when I started working in the shop with him. From there I started working with a local saddle maker to better understand the art of leather craft. I make all the leather sheaths for my knives as well as my fathers. I have made sheaths for other makers and collectors as well. I attended my first knife show in April 2011, - the OKCA show in Eugene Oregon. It was that same show where I won my first award for knife making. I won best hunter/utility knife of show. I was shocked and overjoyed when they called my name. In 2012 I started my own shop back home in Eugene. In 2013 we were blessed with a beautiful addition to our family. Our first child, Arianna, was born. So far she's very interested in watching me work and checking out the finished products. I love to make R.W. Loveless style knives, but I've made several of my own designs too. I usually put a high mirror polish on my fixed blades and the face of my guards and a nice satin finish on the handle bolts and the sides of the guard. I've used a variety of handle materials including Sambar Stag, Genuine Elephant Ivory, Mammoth Ivory, Mammoth Tooth, Cape Buffalo and many more. I've designed a few folding knife patterns as well. Working with my dad has been an awesome experience and a blessing. I've learned so much in such a short time it's hard for me to believe. I enjoy knife making so much I know I'll do it for as long as I'm capable.

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  1. Dropped Hunter
    Dropped Hunter
    By: Buchanan, Zac, BladeShow 2018
    Date Added: 11/08/18
    Price: $595.00
  2. Fleek Gent's Folder
    Fleek Gent's Folder
    By: Buchanan, Zac
    Date Added: 09/28/18
    Price: $840.00
  3. Fleek Gent's Folder
    Fleek Gent's Folder
    By: Buchanan, Zac
    Date Added: 09/28/18
    Price: $840.00
  4. Fleek Gent's Folder
    Fleek Gent's Folder
    By: Buchanan, Zac
    Date Added: 09/26/18
    Price: $840.00
  5. Wilderness Knife - Offset Grinds
    Wilderness Knife - Offset Grinds
    By: Buchanan, Zac
    Date Added: 10/19/18
    Price: $1,025.00
  6. NY Special
    NY Special
    By: Buchanan, Zac, BladeShow 2018
    Date Added: 08/17/18
    Price: $595.00
  7. Oregon Hunter
    Oregon Hunter
    By: Buchanan, Zac
    Date Added: 07/26/18
    Price: $795.00 Sale Price: $600.00
  8. Magi Flipper - Tortured MokuTi and CF
    Magi Flipper - Tortured MokuTi and CF
    By: Buchanan, Zac, BladeShow 2018
    Date Added: 06/05/18
    Price: $1,195.00
  9. Chute Knife
    Chute Knife
    By: Buchanan, Zac
    Date Added: 01/10/18
    Price: $850.00
  10. Lamb
    Lamb
    By: Buchanan, Zac
    Date Added: 11/29/17
    Price: $500.00
  11. NY Special - Zac Buchanan Collab
    NY Special - Zac Buchanan Collab
    By: Buchanan, Zac, Ochs, Eric
    Date Added: 09/14/17
    Price: $1,695.00
  12. Clip Point Hunter
    Clip Point Hunter
    By: Buchanan, Zac
    Date Added: 06/14/17
    Price: $800.00
  13. Elder Lord
    Elder Lord
    By: Buchanan, Zac
    Date Added: 06/09/17
    Price: $1,995.00
  14. Wilderness Knife - Stag
    Wilderness Knife - Stag
    By: Buchanan, Zac
    Date Added: 04/03/17
    Price: $995.00
  15. Dixon w/ Extended Chute Grind
    Dixon w/ Extended Chute Grind
    By: Buchanan, Zac
    Date Added: 08/19/16
    Price: $875.00

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