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J. R. Reeves
  • Male
  • Texarkana, AR
  • United States
  • Life begins on the anvil where…

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Welcome To J. R. Reeves Knives

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Life begins on the anvil where fire, hammer and steel meet
How did you hear about iKnifeCollector?
Do you currently subscribe to any knife publication (offline)
How long have you collected knives?
46 to 50 years
Favorite Kind of Knives
Bowie, Fighter, Hunter, Bird and Trout, Camp knives
About Me
I became interested in knives at an early age. I can still remember the first combination knife-axe set that I received on my 10th birthday. I opened the gift and was at awe seeing the gleaming; stainless steel blades snuggled in their tight fitting leather sheath. I was the proud owner of a nice knife set and assumed the responsibility that went along with my being trusted to have such a treasure on my hip. Over the years of being a sportsman and having used my knives in the field, I have learned what it takes to make a serviceable knife.
I made my first knife in 1980. I learned the hard way by having to “re-invent the wheel” as one might say because I had no help. The feeling of personal satisfaction stirred my interest and I have been making knives since. During my early years as a maker I employed the stock removal method utilizing 440C, 154CM, and D2 Steels. Today, I forge 5160, 1084, 52100, L6 and 15N20 steels. I make Hunters, Fighters, Bowies, Camp Knives, Bird and Trout knives. I offer flat or hollow ground blades, custom file work and custom sheaths. I prefer to use natural handle material such as Curly Maple, Exotic Burls, Giraffe Bone, Desert Ironwood, Sambar Stag,Sheep Horn and Ivory etc. I am an active member of the American Bladesmith Society, Arkansas Knife Makers Association , Oklahoma Knife Group Association and the Custom Knife Collectors Association..
I like the outdoors and am a avid hunter and fisherman. I like photography, gardening, nature and Jesus Christ and His word
Other Hobbies
Bladesmithing, stamp collecting, artifacts, playing guitar and keyboard and singing southern gospel music


Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Proverbs 3:5&6

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At 19:12 on September 14, 2015, Jan Carter said…

At 16:19 on September 14, 2015, Steve Scheuerman (Manx) said…

At 9:10 on September 14, 2014, Jan Carter said…

At 22:40 on September 14, 2013, Steve Scheuerman (Manx) said…

At 1:27 on September 14, 2013, Ron Cooper said…

Hey, J.R.! Can you believe that another year has rolled around already! Time is really flying! I hope that this past year has been a good one for you and that the next will be even better!

Cheers, my friend ~ Make it a great day!

At 12:19 on September 13, 2013,
In Memoriam
Robert Burris

Happy Birthday, J. R.  How's the knives coming along? We'd love to see some.

At 15:36 on September 14, 2012, J. R. Reeves said…
Thanks for the flowers
At 15:01 on September 14, 2012, Ron Cooper said…

I hope you're having a great day, my friend! You sure do make some splendid looking knives. I envy your talent and ability to transform the various elements into such beautiful pieces of useful art. Truly amazing!

Happy Birthday, J.R.!

At 12:41 on September 14, 2012, Randy, HHH Knives said…

Happy Birthday, Stay Sharp my friend! 

At 5:55 on September 14, 2012, Jan Carter said…

At 4:13 on September 14, 2012, Ron Cooper said…

At 21:39 on September 13, 2012, stephen tungate said…

have a great birthday J.R.

At 17:39 on March 10, 2012,
In Memoriam
Robert Burris

J.R. thanks for joining our Outdoor Group. Please enter our Photo Fishing contest in that group. You will have fun. Thanks again, Love your knives. Rob

At 23:52 on September 14, 2011, stephen tungate said…
At 19:05 on September 14, 2011, Jan Carter said…
Happy Birthday
At 10:46 on September 14, 2011,
In Memoriam
Robert Burris
Happy Birthday J.R.
At 6:25 on May 10, 2010, Adlai Stein said…
Thanks for the kind words. I are really doing some beautiful work.
At 22:07 on May 3, 2010, Randy, HHH Knives said…
Starting on a sub hilt fighter SOON!
At 22:02 on May 3, 2010, Randy, HHH Knives said…
Ron, How you doing on the knives?

I added a few pics of the finished knife! Check it out brotha!
At 7:01 on March 24, 2010, Eugene Coates Smith Jr said…
By the way...u have some very beautiful knives!


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