About the Maker
Smith, John W.
I have been a fulltime maker since 1993 and am proud to be a voting member of the Knifemakers Guild. Most of my work is in embellished locking folders, with an occasional art fixed blade. In 1994 I began doing my own engraving and started making Damascus in 1999. I prefer natural handle materials such as mother of pearl, fossil Ivories and stone. Blade steel is my Damascus (unless otherwise noted) or one of the high quality stainless steels currently available. The embellishments I offer are engraving, gold inlay, mosaic pearl inlays, file work, carving and solid 14K gold screws and thumb studs that I make in shop.