My name is Everett Noel. I am 19 years old and have been making knives for the past six years. Last year I graduated from high school and took a break from school to make knives full time. I made a knife shop out of an old trailer and traveled around California making knives. Now I am back in school getting a BFA and I am continuing to make knives on the side.
I started making knives when I was 13 years old. I have always loved making things, and I wanted to find something I could keep making and focus on. I found a YouTube video on how to make a knife, and thought I would try it out. My first knife was terrible, but they kept getting better and after making a few I knew that I wanted to be a full time knife maker. Over the past six years I have been working on perfecting my product, and starting my business.
All of my knives are made out of high carbon steel, which is heat treated for the best performance. My preferred steeles are 1095, 1084, 80crv2, and old files, which I re-harden
The wood I use is either from my parents property, or scraps from local wood workers. After I receive the wood, it is shipped out to get stabilized so it is more durable, and will not soak up moisture.
I make the sheaths out of vegetable tanned leather, which I mold to shape, stitch and die.