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

Brian H.

Jay, I bought the Model 303 Big Game Skinner: 3″ blade with 1 3/4″ serrations on top with engraved N. S. bolsters, black liners, black/brass mosaic pins and presentation grade AA Arizona desert ironwood. It is the best looking knife I have ever seen. The balance on it is incredible. Due to the size of … Read more


Hello Jay, I received the knife Sat. and I gotta say impressed is an understatement, this is an awsome knife a true work of art, blew my expectations away. I have already taken it to the backwoods of East Texas preparing for deer season. I of course had to show it off. I’m not a … Read more


Jay: I received the knife today that you replaced the broken handle for me. It is absolutely beautiful. My mom & dad are both gone now – they gave that set of knives to me knowing how much I love to cook. As I’m sure you’re aware, I could have replaced the paring knife for … Read more

Dave, Brooklyn, NY

Jay, thanks for doing such a professional job on my Cold Steel Laredo bowie. With her hand-crafted guard and ivory micarta grip’Angel’ is now ten times the blade she was when I sent her to you. The handle fits to my hand like it was custom molded and, between the palm swell and the superbly crafted … Read more


Jay, My knife arrived today and it looks fantastic! I absolutely love the feel and the look of the handle. The grain of the wood with the light spot reminds me of the stock on one of my bird guns. I think IÊ will need a new sheath in a few years so I will probably … Read more