NOTICE OF RETIREMENT: As of 2021, I am no longer taking orders for new custom knives or custom knife repair and conversions. For those of you who would still like one of my custom knives, I do have a few "On Hand", that can be shipped out ASAP. You should find the info and photos of them under the "Knives For Sale" section.  These remaining knives will be discounted by 30%, until they are all gone.
Thank you for your support over the years.  - Jay Maines


Sir, Your #26 Chef’s knife arrived in today’s mail and I could not be more pleased. Thank you, not only for prompt service, but also for a beautiful knife that slices the hell out of a tomato. It’s certainly a pleasure to run across a well-made easy- handling knife such as you have provided to … Read more


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 … Read more


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 … Read more


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 … Read more


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. … Read more


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


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 … Read more


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 … Read more


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


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 … Read more