Dear Knife customers, Scroll down for the list of up coming shows, and please introduce your self! I now have a special page on FaceBook.com (Sharpdecisionknives.com) where it is MUCH easier to post pictures of available knives with descriptions and of course you can order something special from there also. I keep the pictures of "sold" knives under the "knives" tab for reference of what I have made, and ideas for future orders.
I have joined "Instagram" you can connect and "follow" me there, it's a real easy way to post my knife pictures. Find me as "Jonwelder" there.
Shows where I will be selling my knives:
May 20, 9:00am to 4:30pm Swedish Steel Art show, Stromsburg City Square- I will be doing a knife forging demo as well as having knives on display/ for sale. This is a "ONE DAY" event!
If you find a knife you'd like more info about, or to make one similar to one listed, at the bottom of the knife picture listing, click "inquire" and I will be connected to that knife, and you may ask your question.
I have decided (as a way to help make some extra cash) to offer knife making classes at my shop. These classes are primarily for those who have never made a knife, but want to learn the basic forging methods and finishing process I use. I will do the edge grinding because the learning curve is far too difficult for the first or even 50th knife! I tell folks I will not let them make an ugly knife or mess it up. When the knife is done you will have a knife you can be proud of. These classes will allow you to make a knife about 9 to 10 inches long, (no massive Bowies or fighters) full tang style, no guard, your choice of handle material with a leather sheath. I will adjust my work schedule to fit your available time, but no Sundays please. The costs and time lengths are as follows:
Single layer high carbon: $250.00, about 12 hours over at least 4 days, (glue time, heat treat)
Damascus: $350.00 about 20 hours over at least 7 days, (billet making, glue, heat treat time).
Payment is due 1/2 at the beginning, 1/2 when finished, no exceptions, no refunds. Safety glasses and leather gloves required, all other materials are included. Contact me through the contact form here on the site for more details. The classes will be small, no more than 1 student per unless other arrangements are made, family units ect. If something goes wrong on your end, time limits ect, I will finish your knife for you, so you have nothing to loose.
Some of the handle materials/colors I have in stock are: G-10, orange, black, tan, blue, green. Linen Micarta, black, tan & brown & black, brown. Stabilized Elk, giraffe bone. Woods- Curly maple, cocobolo, Africa blackwood, the ever popular "Horse Stall Mat" (rubber) and many others.
I have figured out a way to mix high carbon, nickel alloy and Harley Davidson "timing chain" into knife blade steel! I'm using a combination of orange and black G-10 for handle materials. Check them out in the "knives" tab!
I now have a few of my knives for sale at "Boops Shooters Supply".. a new store in Grand Island NE. I try to change them every couple of weeks. If you are in town, check them out! The address: 924 Concord Ave. (just north west of Pizza Hut off of HWY 281 in the small strip mall, N.W. corner) 308-675-1745
For what ever reason, large knives are being ordered and are selling like hot cakes, the down side, they take even longer to make. I am bringing in more G-10's and Micarta's for handle materials as I make progress into the "Tactical" knife market with new models and sales. For you "folder" folks, I'm working toward that area, but that will require a whole new variety of equipment, so it all takes time and money!
Every thing costs more these days, so to help off set things a little bit, I have decided to ship FREE to the lower 48 states, so any knife purchased the shipping is included in the price I quote you for the knife. I use the US postal service with a tracking number on all orders.
Please click the small black boxes under the first picture to open other views of the same knife you are looking at.
Another service that I have begun to offer is knife repair and resharpening. I have returned several fixed blade knives to better than new condition by replacing handle materials, regrinding and polishing blades ect. Contact me for quotes on whatever you may need.
Cross-Draw knives continue to be very popular, selling all that I make, please look back at the other pages to see more pictures of cross-draw knives being worn, different styles, colors of sheaths ect.
I'm trying to keep my popular camp/kitchen ax I call my "Smax" in stock, using a polished finish to help protect from rusting and using black Micarta for the handle material. Each is only slightly different in handle shape, but I'm using the same pictures here on the site. It's just not worth re-posting all the pictures when they are all so close to the same. The Smax is just back a couple of pages under the knife section tab.
If you see a design you like, or handle material but want it on a different style blade, let me know and we'll work something up!
I now have some videos on You-tube, just enter my name "Jon P. Moore" in the search box and they will come up. (I tried to link them here, but it didn't work).
I wish I had great news about the last 5+ years, but in reality, they have been the worst in my life. On Dec 8th, 2009, My beautiful 28 year old daughter who was just married for 2 months lost her life in Omaha in the first snow storm of the season. It was such a senseless tragedy, it has turned our lives up-side down. A face-book page was set up for her, you can see more pictures of her there: Janna Moore Morin.