Jason Knight’s passion for knives developed at a young age while growing up in the hinterlands of Charleston, South Carolina. He was inspired as a child by stories that his father read to him by Edgar Rice Boroughs, costumes his mother made him, and backyard adventures through the brush with old knives and machetes. His passion led him to attend the Bill Moran School of Bladesmithing in Old Washington, Arkansas, in 2001, where he trained under Master Bladesmith Jay Hendrickson.
Jason turned his childhood passion into a 30-year career in bladesmithing. In 2007, he received his ABS Mastersmith rating along with the B.R. Hughes Award for the best knife by a Mastersmith candidate. His technique and recognizable style have made his blades some of the most sought after in the industry. Jason currently resides in East Tennessee with his wife and two children.
“Be a maker” is a philosophy that has resonated with Jason Knight throughout his career as a bladesmith. Jason believes that being a maker empowers you to use your skillset to make a difference in your life and the lives of others. This way of thinking has driven him to produce durable blades that can be passed down from generation to generation as a cherished heirloom.
Some of his awards include:
2017 Knife Collaboration of the Year
2012 Best Bowie; Blade Show and International Cutlery Fair
2010 Battle of the Bladesmith Champion – ABS Great Smokey Mountain Symposium
2008 BLADE Handmade Award for Best Bowie; Blade Magazine