Welcome to the website of Williams Knife Co.
Williams Knife Co. is the project and passion of Chris Williams. Being an avid outdoorsman and appreciating the utility, quality and beauty of custom knives, Chris was always fascinated with the idea of blending steel and natural materials into something that is useful and can be considered a work of art. This interest led to his pursuit of honing the craft his grandfather taught him as a young boy, the craft of knife making.
Though he doesn’t yet consider himself a master craftsmen, Chris holds himself to a high standard. He insists that all of the knives that leave his shop live up to two conditions– form and function. In fact, his goal is that every product he makes is as beautiful as it is useful. Chris is constantly experimenting with new materials, patterns and specialized techniques with the goal of continually improving his products. To meet the ever-growing demand for his products, each knife begins its life utilizing state of the art specialized milling and waterjet machining equipment to insure the blades meet specifications to the highest tolerances. He has found in his trial and error that using this technology to achieve the most consistent, functional and durable knife that he can produce is more consistently achieved using these techniques from the start. The design, the shape, the milling and the heat treatment are all finely controlled processes producing extreme quality continuity from one knife to the next. From there, each knife is hand inspected for quality, uniformity and consistency before ever moving to the next stages. These initial steps insure the best end product for his customer and they help to meet demand while not sacrificing his “form and function” guarantee. Each knife is then hand worked through the handle process to produce ergonomically comfortable grips, “good to the touch” whether in the kitchen, oyster table or afield. The handle process is where each knife truly takes on an identity all of its own. Beautifully hand selected woods and other natural materials are hand crafted to the customer’s specifications and are as unique as each customer themselves. The end result is a great product, with superb finish, delivered with exceptional customer service. Nothing leaves his shop that has not been inspected by Chris for quality, form and function and as a result meets Williams Knife Co.’s high standard of excellence. This is his commitment to you and he stands firmly behind each and every knife that leaves his shop…for life.
In addition to the knives you see in the online store, Chris has other knives in various stages of the building process. Accommodating special requests or even completely customizing a knife for a customer thrills Chris, so please feel free to email him directly with questions or ideas.
His shop is stocked with a variety of wood, both domestic and exotic, and Chris is constantly cutting and searching for just that right piece for his handle materials. He has mother of pearl, abalone and many types of bone, antler and stag on hand as well. All of the knife sheaths are made of 100% genuine leather, hand sewn and can be personalized upon request.
Chris guarantees this: “I am not satisfied if you are not completely satisfied, plain and simple. My warranty/return policy reflects my commitment to your satisfaction—if you have a problem with a knife (under what would be considered normal use) or find that it’s not quite what you were looking for, I will exhaust all efforts to fix, repair, replace or refund the product.”
Thank you for visiting this website. We sincerely value feedback, requests, suggestions, ideas, etc. We hope Williams Knife Co. can provide you with your next knife purchase.