You sure do build some wonderful knives, I can't even find
the words. Home made Damascus, beautiful handles nature
inspired, individual pieces for the rattler inspired knife
& sheath...wow! I used to say how cool us knife guys can
find so much to like in a tool with so few parts. But your
intricate work, the detail & obvious pride is
outstanding! I love the 1911 survival knife! What
survivalist worth his salt don't like a 1911? Anyway, that's
all, just tipping my hat sir...you sure make some fine
cutlery & accessories!!
Just wanted to let you know that I received the knife today.
It is BEAUTIFUL!!!! Thank you so much. Can't wait for the
other one. Take care of yourselves and Alaska for us.
A.A., via e-mail (msn.com)
My new knife made out of mammoth tooth and amber. I have
received your knife and just got the picture. Words cannot
describe how delighted I am with it. The workmanship is
exquisite and precise. The overall shape and image is
H.S., via e-mail
I got the knife, and it is AWESOME! Thank you very much. I
don't know how you did that to the antler, but it's
impressive. The sheath fits the knife like a glove! I can
even slip it in on my belt. I will definitely use you in the
future (hopefully be able to swing one of your knives), and
already have another knife in mind, lol. Thanks again!
First things first, I am extremely happy that I got a first
production run of your 1911 Combat Survivor. It is
beautiful, and so far it has stood up to some rigorous hand
to hand training. So far I couldn't be happier with this
knife. Okay, need to know when you will be taking custom
orders for ths knife.
I recently visited Alaska and stopped in the shop. Great
hospitality and product knowledge. I purchased a custom Ulu
knife that had a Mark Knapp custom look. Love the knife. My
4 year old daughter also loved the dogs that were more than
friendly. Thanks for being great people and loved doing
business with you
J.H., via e-mail
Knife received! Thanks very, very much. I really love this
piece. It's one of the very few that sits in a spot where I
can see it about 75% of the time during all waking hours.
Man, when I saw the one you had at Blade, I just HAD to have
one like it, and NOW I DO!! Thanks again, so much!
R.M.B., via e-mail (sbcglobal.net)
The knife arrived today, it is incredible! Thanks for all
R.S., via e-mail
I have now had my new knife for some two weeks and couldn't
be more pleased. The mammoth, walrus and musk ox used in the
handle come together beautifully. The knife has a nice heft
to it and perfect balance for a mans hand. The blade is
strong and solid and the edge is nothing short of 'wicked'.
The sheath is equally well made and attractive. I
congratulate you on a job well done.
via e-mail (gmail.com)
The knife looks great and I have one very excited husband! I
told him what he was getting while we were on our trip, and
I think he was almost ready to come home early! Thanks for
your outstanding, quality work on this. I appreciate you
working with me to make a special gift for my husband.
Thank You for the beautiful ulu. It is the perfect gift for
my boyfriend whom has everything except an ulu! He seems to
collect "cool knives" and has admired my "run of the mill"
ulu since we met. (he will even help me in the kitchen if he
can use my ulu!). I am so looking forward to surprising him
on his birthday. Thanks again. All of your creations are
J.M., via e-mail
Today the knife arrived and it looks phenomenal. Thank you
very much for the professional work. It will remind me of
the good time in Alaska 08 and nice people.
Knives arrived safely today after customs delay, taxes and
duty payment and delivery day issues. But I must say despite
all the problems they are absolutely fantastic. I can't
thank you enough. The scrim is superb, the blades are
stunning and the haft and materials used are fabulous. Many
thanks once again and I do hope that I will at some time in
the future be in Fairbanks to thank you in person.
Mark, the knife arrived today, and it is magnificent! I'm
especially impressed with the subtlety of the damascus blade
and the mokume bolster. Only upon careful inspection can you
see the different color metals in the bright metal parts,
and the mosaic pin was another pleasant surprise. What
craftsmanship. I'm pleased beyond words and will proudly
display this knife to all the come to the house, or all that
ask to see it hanging from by belt. Thanks for your
attention to detail.
I just received my Buck 110 Folding Hunter with the mammoth
tooth handles, and I can honestly say it is the most
beautiful knife I have ever seen. The worksmanship is
immaculate. It was intended for my 23-year old son, but I'm
keeping it for myself. He can buy his own when he graduates
L.C.R., via e-mail
I just now opened the package you sent.....wow, I am blown
away. That's all I can say at the moment. Thanks. PS-Are the
stars what I think they are(gold)?
via e-mail (bellsouth.net)
... THE KNIVES ARRIVED AND ARE REALLY LOVELY. THANK YOU.
THEY WERE WELL-RECEIVED BY THE NEWLYWEDS WE PURCHASED THEM
FOR. THEY ARE SO MUCH NICER THAN ANY WE HAVE SO YOU MAY BE
HEARING FROM US LATER IN THE YEAR AS WE BUY OURSELVES AN
ANNIVERSARY GIFT! THANKS!
via e-mail (aol.com)
Just thought I'd give you an update on the beautiful filet
knife you made me.
Neal ... and his family stayed
with us for a couple days during his tour and when I learned
that he was doing one of his conferences in Rockford I made
a point to drive up and attend. There were about 150 people
I brought a lynx rug Leo down in
North Pole had made for me, a marten pelt, a fox head mount
Leo also made, and your knife. I had them all set up on a
table with descriptive posters next to each item. The lynx,
of course was a big attraction.
But your knife
stole the show! Everyone wanted to pick it up but were
hesitant to do so until I encouraged them. They wanted to
know how the blade got such a beautiful pattern. I don't
know how many times I told them about the process you used
to create the Damascus pattern. Most had never seen such
wonderful metalwork. Of course I also described the blue
ivory and the blue amber along with the copper bolsters.
Some of the guys would listen to my description and then
hang back while I explained it again to someone else, almost
as if they wanted to be sure they completely understood. I
wish you could have been there. Your description would have
been so much more complete than mine.
The knife is
a treasure, Mark. And I hope you continue to express your
artistry in many more knives for other fortunate people who
will come to own them.
I got the second SHIKI knife and the repair looks totally
natural.I really appreciate what you did with both
knives.You do incredible work.I can not thank you enough.
G.M., via e-mail (UTSouthwestern.edu)
Mark - the knives arrived yesterday and they are beautiful!
I know they will be a hit with Scott and appreciate the work
you put into them. Thank you for such a wonderful design.
Dorris, via e-mail (comcast.net)
I have received the Ulu. Thank you for the quick response
and shipping. I am very impressed, it is as beautiful as we
had hoped. This is for my sister as a birthday present. She
will absolutley love it and I hope she will use it often, as
I have found the ulu is a wonderful knife to use aroung the
kitchen. I will keep you in mind for additonal knives or
ulu's. I don't remember reading you were making your own
Damascus steel, so accept my apologies. OK, can I be even
more impressed? I can't wait to see a ulu w/ Damascus. You
have a real talent. Keep up the awesome work. ... It was
wonderful to talk with you on the phone. Thank you for
taking some time to talk.
I wanted to write and tell you I received the custom skinner
knife that you created for me. I could not be more pleased
with this beautiful hand crafted knife and sheath. I have to
tell you the extras things you included are fabulous and was
exactly what I wanted for this knife. It was like you read
my mind.The sheath is great. I have to tell you this is by
far the very best custom hand made knife that I own. It is
truely a masterpiece of art. Thanks again for all you have
T.B., via e-mail
The most beautiful knife in the world arrived today!. I
couldn't be more pleased with the way it turned out. It's a
piece of artistry and looking at it, it's not hard to
understand your love of knife-making. Although I told you
when we first discussed the idea I wanted a working filet
knife--one I could actually use on fish, now I'm not so sure
this one will ever see a fish. I haven't decided that point
yet. Meanwhile it sits on display proudly reflecting your
wonderful craftsmanship. By the way, the stand you built for
it is perfect and the sheath compliments it very nicely.
Thanks so much for a beautiful treasure.
via e-mail (yahoo.com)
Big sucess as always. The boxes were a great complement to
the letter openers. Thanks for your hard work.
Wahoo what a knife! Mark, Wanted to let you know that the
knife you made me skinned out the whole bear that we got on
Kodiak last week. Awesome. Thank you very much. I'll see you
soon when I bring it and some other knives in to be
Leo, via e-mail
The knife is incredible. Thanks so very much for working
with me on this matter. My husband is very pleased with it
and the quality is superior!
Hi guys, Got your package yesterday. You've outdone
yourself. Simply beautiful ivory. I hope I can do it
justice. Again, thank you so much.
via e-mail (msn.com)
Just seen the knives and other materials on your web page -
C.L., United Kingdom
From all the sites we have visited , your site is superior.
You are very talented and look forward to doing business
with you. Your Art is great and your knives are
fantastic.Keep up the good work. Hope to visit Alaska and
meet you some time.
B.W., via e-mail
You two are very special...your welcome and help will always
be a special part of our AK trip...Hope we can do it
R.S., via e-mail
Thanks for taking the time to talk with me about ivory.
Really appreciate your input and suggestions.
via e-mail (adelphia.net)
Awesome knives. I have just visited your site and the knives
are superior quality! I am an amatuer knive maker. I usually
make Ulus. I am an Inuk from Ulukhaktok, NWT, Canada. I love
the knives that you make.
Northwest Territories, Canada
You all have some of the best looking knives ... ( the best?
) ... hands down!
Steve, via e-mail
You blow me away. I was not expecting such a fine peice of
art for my knife. I dont know how you can even do such fine
inlay. I hope I can repay the favor you have given me. Wow.
Scott, via e-mail
I just wanted to let you folks know that I received my
Mammoth Ivory scales today,# M1020,there beautiful!!!, I
would like to thank you for the good service and the fast
P.W., via e-mail
Thank you for the quick reply on the info! I have givin
several of my friends the link to your site,and I look
forward to doing business with you again in the future.
P.W., via e-mail
they look,,oh words cannot describe their beauty. thank you
so much for all you guys put into them..the stand does them
dpakosky, via e-mail
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