Photo by Todd Scott

Photo by Todd Scott

KNIFEMAKING

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, in the historic Farmers Market District. I am accepting Custom orders and occasionally produce knives for sale on the website. You're welcome to visit the workshop by appointment. I would love to speak with you and discuss making you a custom chef knife. 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.