Testimonials

Jack

11 Feb

Hello Sir,

I received the knife today, wow! nice work… I let my son open the box and he thought it was just great. I have e-mailed my brother in Oregon the before and after pictures. I know he will think the same as I do “Outstanding Work” and fine craftsmanship. Mr. Maines, I think I am going to order a new knife from you. The Hunter Bowie with the Stag Handle. I need to save some for it, but seriously intend on buying one. What is cost of the knife with sheath? If you have the time to let me know I would appreciate it. Thanks again for the effort and the attention to detail that you put into my Dad’s old, now like new knife.

Sincerely, Jack Hill

Jason

11 Feb

Wooooooohhoooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!

What a knife that is! It has not left my sight since yesterday! When I got it, I went over to the construction dept. at my work and I tell you they would not let me leave. In fact one of the guys grabbed the brochure from me and that was the last I saw of it!!! So you’ll probably be hearing from someone else from the same area as me!! Jay thanks a lot for all your hard work. This knife is, in my eyes, better than any painting or sculpture!!! You are an artist!

Sincerely, Jason Campus

P.S. Is it to early to order my Tanto?? Let me know how you want to do it!

Gary

11 Feb

Dear Jay,

Gary here. The sheath that you made for the model #19 arrived today and is great. I think that it will last as long as the knife (also a beautiful piece of work). I want to thank you for such timely and nice work on it. I really enjoy the sheaths that you make for your knives because they appear as well made as the knives themselves. They are certainly heavy duty and should last anyone for many, many years of good service.

Gary

Tom

11 Feb

Jay,

Just a quick note as I have a very busy day. The steak knife is awesome, works like a dream. It takes an edge wonderfully and fits my hand perfectly. I’ve had many compliments on it and even had a waiter try to make off with it, claiming that it belonged to the restaurant. Thanks for your hard work and I’m sure we’ll be doing business again soon.

Tom

Brian

11 Feb

WOW!

That’s my first impression after opening the box today, Jay! People have described me as being hard to please, but your work on my knife goes above and beyond my expectations. Functional art would be an apt description. You have certainly undersold yourself on this one.

Very impressed in Texas, Brian Fondren

Ashley

11 Feb

Hello Jay,

Just a note to let you know that my knife was delivered yesterday . It was superbly well packed and arrived as you posted – top condition. I can’t believe it – Aus customs didn’t even inspect – a bloody miracle. Anyway I’m delighted with the knife – it looks great, feels great and it’s sharp enough to split a hair. Thanks mate, a beautiful product – something to be proud of. Let’s start a new project soon. Once again, thanks heaps.

Sincere best regards, Ashley

Phil

11 Feb

Jay,

The #15 arrived yesterday. It is beautiful!! Whoever said that it only costs a little more to go 1st class was sure right when it comes to your knives. The blade is beautiful. It’s hard to stop looking at it. It feels great in my hand. With my index finger under the German silver it balances perfectly. Holding the knife in various ways it seems to be anatomically correct for point work, skinning, slicing, long cuts and probably defense if need be. So, this is what a sheath should look like. Sheaths are a weak point with all of my other knives. I really like this one. My philosophy is that the best knife to have is the one that you have with you when you need a knife. When I am outside this one will be on my belt. I should also mention that the wood, while beautiful, gives the knife a personality. I like that.

Phil

S.

11 Feb

Jay,

Received the knife from the postman. It is beautiful and indeed a piece of artwork. Your skills are impressive. Thanks so much. Really enjoyed the project — especially the results!

Sincerely, S. Macpherson

J.T.

11 Feb

Received a beautiful Bowie……..

But I’m afraid that you’ve sent me someone else’s knife!!!! The knife you sent me has the most beautiful set of handles and the sheath is not the old misfitting piece of lifeless leather that I sent you. This knife is a one of a kind, a work of art!! It clearly could not be the knife that I sent you a couple of weeks ago!!! BUT……..IT IS!!!!!! Jay…..You have earned my trust and respect. I now have the “one of a kind” Bowie that I’ve always wanted. Please except my gratitude and thank you so much for devoting your time and talent to my piece. I will tell everybody that views my Bowie who the artist was who created such a “One of a Kind.”

Your friend J.T.

P.S. You’ve always got a place to stay if you want to visit sunny Florida!!!!

Holly

11 Feb

Jay,

My chef’s knife arrived yesterday. It is beautiful; a work of art, actually. Thank you so much for the gorgeous restoration. I hate to use it, but I will and I promise to take good care of it. Thanks again, and special thanks for repairing the blade.

Holly Greene