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Andrew Griggs
  • Telephone, TX
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How did you hear about iKnifeCollector?
From the Facebook group for this page
Do you currently subscribe to any knife publication (offline)
No
How long have you collected knives?
1-2 years
Favorite Kind of Knives
Bowie knives are my all time favorite style and being a knifemaker myself I appreciate the quality of hand made knives.
Website
http://www.griggsknives.com
About Me
I began making knives in 1999. Over the years I have worked in many fields including construction, welding, a horse ranch, vol. firefighting, Criminal Justice, and the oilfield. I love hunting, camping, and just about anything outdoors. All of these things along with input from customers are combined into the designs of my knives. I love knifemaking and field test my knives on a regular basis.

Metalworking is a longstanding family tradition. It goes back to my great grandfather Patrick Graham born in West VA. in 1859. Patrick moved to central MO. as a young man and opened his blacksmith shop. It was told to my grandmother that he was one of the best blacksmiths in the state. His son and my great uncle was Charles Graham. "Uncle Charlie" was a member of the Knifemakers Guild in the 1970's and 80's ending his knifemaking around 1990 due to health reasons. Sadly, that was a few years before I started making knives. I did however have the opportunity to talk to him about knifemaking and get some pointers on a couple of my knives that he saw. I have modified and incorporated some of his knife designs into my own knives.

I am presently making knives full time and working on developing my product line based off of input from my customers on their needs.. I am reviewing custom orders on a case by case basis but my standard models take preference.

Along with making knives I was nominated and currently serve as a founding board member of the Texas Knifemaker's Guild. I am honored to be a part of building this great organization and promoting the craft of handmade knives.

I'd like to thank my loving wife for her support of my knifemaking endeavors. Without her encouragement I wouldn't be making knives for a living. She is a fantastic mother and our children are blessed to be under her care.

Also Mr Travis Payne has been very instrumental in helping me become a better knife maker. Thanks Travis for all you have taught me and for opening your shop to me while mine was under construction. You are a true friend and great mentor.

Troy Hawley is another inspiration in the area of knife design. Spending time with him has helped me to see things I wouldn't have normally thought of. Thanks for your friendship.
Interests
My family, philosophy, current events, making my customers happy one knife at a time.
Other Hobbies
Hunting, shooting, fishing

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At 16:57 on February 21, 2017, Steve Scheuerman (Manx) said…

At 16:53 on February 21, 2017, Jan Carter said…

At 7:08 on November 9, 2016, tim payne said…

outstanding creations Andrew!  beautiful and unique

At 18:36 on February 21, 2016, Jan Carter said…

At 13:14 on February 21, 2016, Steve Scheuerman (Manx) said…

At 23:33 on January 12, 2016,
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Charles Sample
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Thanks for joining the Arsenal group Andrew!

At 21:17 on January 9, 2016, Billy Oneale said…
Welcome to iKC!
At 18:18 on January 9, 2016,
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At 8:04 on January 9, 2016, J.J. Smith III said…

At 6:02 on January 9, 2016, Steve Scheuerman (Manx) said…

Hey there, Andrew! Welcome to iKnife! Come on in, kick back and check things out. There's some handy tips on our front page to help you find your way around, and some fantastic people in the Chat room if you have any questions or want to shoot the breeze. Site rules are also on the main page, and if you get creative, you can customise your My Page to suit your own style! Hope you enjoy your stay with us! Great to have you on board!

 
 
 

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