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Oregon Knifemakers List

Discussion in 'Shop Talk - BladeSmith Questions and Answers' started by Mark Behnke, Aug 4, 2009.

  1. Mark Behnke

    Mark Behnke

    Apr 16, 2008
    I'm just beginning but have noticed a lot of makers here. Is there a list? I'll list the ones I know of. I know there are a lot of manufactures here also but I'm interested in the custom hand made makers. Thanks in advance Mark

    Allen Jim- http://www.threesistersforge.com/
    Ayres Brian- Portland
    Bell Michael- Chiloquin- http://dragonflyforge.com/
    Behnke Mark - Central Point [email protected]
    Brandt Martin-Eugene area
    BuchananThad- Prineville http://www.buchananblades.com/contact.html
    Bugtei Pardy - Portland
    carter murray- www.cartercutlery.com/
    clark nate- Drain http://www.youtube.com/user/nateclarkknives
    Cook Chuck- Dundee
    Coon Ray - gresham http://www.damascusknife.com/damascusknife.com/Welcome.html
    Crowner Jeff- Eugene area http://jeffreycrowner.webs.com/
    Davis Terry
    Draven Eric- Medford www.Draven-industries.com
    Ford Swauger http://www.arizonacustomknives.com/artists/index.php?id=294
    Fox Wendell- Eugene area
    Frank HH-Seal Rock
    Galyean Tim- http://www.galyeancustom.com/
    Gamble Frank- Salem Unfortunately we lost Frank Gamble last year to cancer. I think he passed in Aug 2013.
    Goodard Wayne- www.goddardknives.com
    Haile G - TIGARD www.ghaileknives.com
    Harris Ted - ,Hillsboro
    Harsey Jr William- Creswell http://www.flying-cloud.com/harsey-knife/knife.html
    Horn Jess- Florence
    Huey Steve-Eugene area
    Jacobs Frank
    Kemp Michael-Eugene area
    Lake Ron-Eugene area http://www.crkt.com/ronlake
    Lum Bob- http://www.boblumknives.com/
    Marcellia Nick
    Martin Gene - http://www.customknife.com/ Williams
    Magruder Jason- Talent www.Magruderknives.com
    Matthews Brett
    Moore Lynn- Eugene area
    Ochs Eric- http://www.ochssherworx.com/
    Och Greg - Sherwood
    Olson Ole Darrold- Eugene area
    Perkerson Joel- Eugene area
    Pruyn Pete http://www.brothersvilleknife.com/
    Richards A C "Chuck" www.woodchuckforge.com
    Richard Ray www.hawknknives.com
    Rider David- Eugene area
    Rydbom David- Ashland http://Kingdomarmory.com/
    Sarganis Paul - Jacksonville http://www.sarganis.50megs.com/
    Sheridan Luke - Bend
    Siebert Shane - Gladstone http://www.sibertknives.com/
    Siegle Bill- http://www.siegleknives.com/blankpagestarter.html
    Smith Rick "Bear Bones" http://www.bearbone.com/
    Sontag Carl- Eugene area
    Tendick Ben - Eugene B.R.T. Bladeworks http://www.facebook.com/pages/BRT-Bladeworks/173694292668243
    Tuch Bill - Portland http://www.tuchknives.com/order.html
    Turner Mike - Williams - www.Turnerknives.com

    Valloton Butch
    Vallotton Rainy- http://facebook.com/rainy.vallotton
    Veatch Richard- Oakridge
    Warren Allen - Portland
    William Lonnie
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2014
  2. Luke Sheridan

    Luke Sheridan

    Oct 2, 2007
    Michael Bell is in Chiloquin
    Jim Allen is in central oregon
  3. TekSec

    TekSec Böse Messer

    Dec 8, 2006
    Richard Raymond
  4. Gene Martin

    Gene Martin

    Feb 5, 1999
    Bill Harsey
    Martin Brandt
    Eric Draven
    Rick "Bear Bones" Smith
    Terry Davis
    Ole Olson
    Butch Valloton
    Ford Swauger
    Lonnie Williams
  5. PSarganis


    Aug 14, 2004
    I'm here in Jacksonville. If you look in the Knives annuals you'll see a list of makers by state. The last copy I looked at they had me as J'ville, Florida, instead of Oregon.

  6. ryan9977


    Feb 16, 2006
    mastersmith murray carter is in oregon.....ryan
  7. ONeill

    ONeill KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 15, 2007
    I would like to know which makers may be in the Astoria,Oregon area . As I live just across the river in Naselle , Washington .
  8. Wayne G.

    Wayne G.

    Jun 1, 2007
    Eugene area

    Steve Huey
    Jess Horn
    Ron Lake
    Lynn Moore
    Jeff Crowner
    Wendell Fox
    David Rider
    Michael Kemp
    Carl Sontag
    Joel Perkerson
    Martin Brandt
    Darrold “Ole” Olson
    Richard Veatch, Oakridge
    William Harsey Jr , Creswell
    I probably forgot some active makers.
    And there are a dozen more that are occasional makers, some just getting started
  9. amcardon


    Jun 29, 2009
    I'll be moving to the Portland/Gresham area here in a couple weeks. Never actually made a knife before but I would love to meet some local makers, I'll keep an eye on this thread...
  10. Jason Magruder

    Jason Magruder

    Mar 27, 2004
    knives_in_nature likes this.
  11. nate3993


    Jul 29, 2008
    nate clark-rainy's old apprentice
  12. scout_77

    scout_77 KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 1, 2008
    I'm here in Dundee, OR
    Chuck Cook
  13. rangerover_95


    Jul 23, 2008
    I had no idea that there was so much talent surrounding me!!!

    I live in Klamath Falls now and was born and raised in Portland. I didnt know so many makers are around So. Oregon!!!
  14. TekSec

    TekSec Böse Messer

    Dec 8, 2006
    Hey, my parents are in Klamath Falls! If I make it out there maybe we can hook and talk knives.
  15. scottickes


    Oct 27, 2005
    You're welcome to visit my shop and make a knife, using my tools and materials. I'm just across the river from Portland in Vancouver, WA. I'm traveling a lot right now, but should have some free time in September. Let me know.
  16. John T Wylie Jr

    John T Wylie Jr

    Feb 1, 2007
    Bill Tuch is up that way too I believe.
  17. rangerover_95


    Jul 23, 2008
    Most definately!!!! Let me know when your here, well catch a couple beers and shoot the sh*t...
  18. amcardon


    Jun 29, 2009
    You don't know the can of worms you just opened up ;) I will definitely take you up on that!
  19. patk1963


    Sep 29, 2004
    I am also looking for an Oregon knifemaker to repair/restore an heirloom Remington R1123 pocketknife. It is a pretty valuable knife but in fairly rough condition and I would like to have it mildly customized with a Damascus blade to replace the one that's broken. I'm in Tualatin, but would be willing to travel an hour or more to find the right craftsman. Any takers?
  20. GTH11


    Feb 21, 2011
    AHHHH.. the spoils of the NorthWest...Considering how many companys reside here there is a small army of makers that are employed in variuos aspects of the cutlery business here! Heres some full timers...Allen Warren, Shane Siebert, Tim Galyean, A C Richards.

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