Hill Country Texas Custom Knives

Keith’s custom knives are handcrafted in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. He makes all types of knives including hunting knives, fishing knives, kitchen cutlery, folders and just about any custom knife you can dream up. Each knife is handcrafted using a variety of steel and handle materials. All blades are custom profiled and ground, heat treated, handles fitted then hand fitted to a sheath, making them a true “one of a kind” knife.

Keith wants to provide that favorite knife you pick up, be it a utility, hunter, camp knife, bowie, steak, or skinner. Your choice of materials and steels will be joined to provide you a knife you’ll be proud to use, offer as a gift or pass on to a loved one. The knife designs you see here are functional, beautiful and field tested for their purpose. 

Check out the knives
  • Damascus Blade
  • Knife Set with Dacanter
  • Axe with Buffalo Horn
  • Damascus Blade
  • Drop Point Knife

Our Story »

Keith is a master craftsman who takes great pride in his work. Born and raised in South Louisiana, he worked as a gunsmith and later owned Custom Gun Works for over 20 years. In 2003, he sold the business and headed to the Hill Country. During his time at the gun shop, Keith met some experienced knife makers who gave him some pointers in knife making. After moving to the Hill Country he was able to work on and perfect his skills in knife making. He was urged to get into the business of offering his knives for sale. Keith does his best to satisfy any and all who order from him.

Knives »

Whether you’re looking for a handmade hunting knife or a reliable survival knife, our skilled makers can craft the perfect piece to fit your needs, style, and budget.

Custom Orders »

Over half my work is custom, made just as the client wants. Please remember that I only take a limited amount of custom orders every year as demand is high and I don’t want to make my clients wait an inordinately long time.

Other Services »

From sharpening your knives to repairing an older knife, let us know what you need and we will do what we can to help.

More about the knife maker

Since 2003, Keith has been crafting knives as a hobby. Keith takes great pride in having learned this craft, with a lot of help from dozens of people in the industry. He strives to create knives that you will be proud to own, use, and pass down for generations. Using proven steels, and other materials, Keith’s knives are dependable and of high quality. Most of his designs are created and geared for use. They are each made by hand. They are each unique and may contain cosmetic “flaws” at times.

Keith Richard,
The Knife Maker

“I began making knives as a hobby in 2003. It has grown over the years and now the “hobby” takes up my entire shop! I have come a long way from those first “knives” getting more comfortable and confident with each blade. ​ More and more knives at one time to streamline the proccess. I still make them all by hand and one at a time but am working to complete 4-6 at a time versus one. ​ I use proven materials, from the steel to the handle material, sheaths to hardware. ​ I am proud and humbled to be able to build and provide people with my knives. ​

Thanks! ​



​My knives are made to last a lifetime and then some. I understand that sometimes tools break no matter how well built. If you have issues with a knife, please contact me and we can see how to get it resolved.

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