Category Archives: Oregon knife maker

Newest Knife Design – Hot from the Oven

Jerry pulled out his newest design this month, a kitchen knife. Even hot from the oven it was a work of art. Many thanks to our son, Seth Davis, for these photos.

It’s one week till the one-day knife show in Eugene. Come see us at the Lane Events Center on W. 13th Avenue on December 8. Though it’s a smaller show he’ll have a variety of knives for you to check out.

Kathy Davis

Reworking the Shop

We thought the shop needed just a bit of tweaking. It turns out it’s getting more than that. We’re overhauling it!

We’ve got a bigger space to turn around in now–enough to get a great photo of our son, Seth, and our steampunk costumed granddaughter. It’s sweet having family nearby.

Jerry’s excited about an order that came in yesterday. It’s a type of steel he hasn’t used before, and its arrival gives us even more incentive to finish the shop’s makeover.

To see his progress, check out Jerry Davis Knives on his Facebook page or on Instagram.

by Kathy Davis

“Best Year Ever” – OKCA Knife Show 2018

The highlight of Jerry’s year as a knife maker took place a few weeks ago, the OKCA spring knife show, which is held at the Lane Events Center near the heart of Eugene.

JDKnives at Knife Show 2018 short crop

Advertised as the biggest knife show west of the Mississippi, it’s easy to see why. We got this photo while he was setting up his table before the crowds arrived. Afterwards it would have been difficult to get a good shot – and he’d likely have been too distracted to even look at the camera.

Check out the OKCA website to see more photos and information.

Jerry says this year’s show had the most attendees he’s ever witnessed, and it was his “best year ever.” It’s fun when people come back year after year to check in and tell their knife stories.

We’re already filling out the application form for next year, so plan on seeing us at table G-5 again.

by Kathy Davis

The Results of our Eastern Oregon Fall Hunt 2017

Here’s a quick report about our September hunt this year. It’s a spike elk! Jerry’s hunting buddy, Leo, “brought home the bacon” this time, and thanks to his generosity we not only have lots of adventures to remember but meat in the freezer as well.

I stayed in camp nursing a cold while the guys put their knives to good use. And though I felt awful, it’s always a great day when a hunt is successful. Nothing to complain about when there’s a hot mug of tea in my hands and two delighted hunters driving into camp.

September, our favorite month of the year, ends in just a few hours. Jerry wound up his month by taking pictures of a knife that’s ready for a guy to give to his son. It goes out the door tomorrow.

On October 1 we start taking orders for custom knives destined for Christmas giving.

Any hunters on your Christmas list this year? Maybe you need a customized gift for yourself or a friend who would appreciate one for their collection. Check out available options for designing that special knife.

I’m going to make another pot of tea. Happy hunting!

posted by Kathy Davis