FLORIDA KNIFEMAKERS' ASSOCIATION
I will go any length to ensure satisfaction and deliver what is truly a hand crafted knife. My choice of materials for my knives are natural and exotic handle materials such as pearl, bone, ivory or fine burlwood combined with a Damascus blade. All my knives are made by stock-removal, free hand ground and hand finished. I do not work off of set patterns, but from a simple drawing. This takes more time but it also allows me to be more creative and have full control to make changes to each custom knife, obviously as result no two knives are ever identical. My knives were once described by another knifemaker as organic in design. My basic designs still reflect that organic flow, graceful curves and a minimum of straight lines. I maintain sole authorship on all my knives with the exception of the Damascus I use and heat-treating of stainless steels. I make knives the old way, one at a time. I have traditionally made fixed blades, but lately I have been making folders. I prefer to make folders more since there is so much more of a challenge. But the fact still remains, I am a custom maker suiting to a customers needs, It’s your design or mine.
Thanks for taking the time to read this. I look forward to putting together a fine hand crafted knife for you.
2003 “Best Custom Folder” Gator Cutlery Club Show
2008 "Best Folder" Knifemakers Guild Show
EXAMPLES OF MY WORK
Stan Wilson: 8931 Pritcher Road, Lithia, Florida 33547