A truly custom knife is made to the customer’s personal needs and preferences. We begin with a drawing generated by both the customer and myself. The customer then decides what properties are important to him in a knife. Shape, weight, blade thickness, blade material, handle material, and balance are a few properties to consider when building the knife. How the customer will use the knife is one of the major factors that will determine the construction of the knife. We have many grades of stainless, carbon and Damascus blade materials to choose from and hundreds of handle, guard, bolster and pin materials. Your requirements and imagination are the only limits. All knives are available with stands and/or sheaths.

We also offer a wide range of knife scales and other knife-making materials.

Certificate of Authenticity

Each custom knife comes with a Certificate of Authenticity that certifies who the maker is, the original owner, the materials it was made with and the date of completion. It also shows the serial number assigned to the knife. The serial number that is etched into the knife and kept in permanent record at Mark Knapp Custom Knives corresponds to the date the knife was completed.