My name is Ben Akin. I make custom knives for the outdoorsman. I am an avid sportsman and I build knives that I would use in the outdoors to tackle all kinds of jobs. My designs are tested by myself and others to make sure they can get the job done. I pride myself in building dependable tools and I stand behind their quality.
I use quality materials and a variety of steels. For handles I use a variety of wood, horn, antler and composite to ensure you get a reliable tool that will last so it can be handed down to the next generation.
I enjoy learning from my customers and other knife makers and I am a member of the American Bladesmith Society, the Idaho Knife Association, Oregon Knife Collectors Association and Montana Knifemakers Association.