The process of handcrafting a knife is a special one that requires not only physical skill but specialized knowledge of materials and process. Every knife I make is unique and offers an opportunity to be creative and stretch the limits of my skill. I use high carbon steels to create my knives. Most of the steels I use are commonly used in industrial applications from sawmill saw blades to the same steel use in abrasive resistant ball bearings. The protocols I have developed ensure that I maximize the metallurgical properties of each specific steel so that it will perform at the highest level as a kitchen knife.
I use a chemical process to antique my blades by forcing a specific oxidation on the surface of the blade. This adds to the overall aesthetic of the knife and further creates a beautiful one of a kind piece. I source the best North American wood available to me to use in my handles. I love using burled and highly figured wood. Whether it is California Redwood, Texas Pecan, or New England Maple I choose the right piece of wood to fit the personality of each knife.
Voight Knives is located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in the historic Farmers Market District. Currently my custom order books are close and I will be offering knives for sale only through the website. You're welcome to visit the workshop by appointment. I would love to visit with you. Contact me anytime with questions or to set up an appointment.
Below you will find a portfolio of a few knives I have made recently.