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Started by Jan Carter. Last reply by Billy Oneale Jun 12, 2017. 12 Replies

This contest will end at midnight (eastern) 6/10/17Enter your smoky mountain memory here in this discussion prior to that time will enter you.Whether it is about a trip there, the show, a knife you got from there...enter you memory here.  Our prize…Continue

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I've several

Started by Roy Barrett. Last reply by Roy Barrett Jun 8, 2017. 2 Replies

Been shopping with SMKW since the early 90s... have always had a positive and valued experience. Dig dig dig

SMKW Housebrands and SFOS

Started by Tobias Gibson. Last reply by Charles Sample Apr 27, 2017. 33 Replies

A place to show pictures of your SMKW house brands and SFOs  Let's break 'em out boys and girls.  Doesn't matter if it is a high-end Colonel Coon, a Turtle Man, Ole Smoky, Colt, Rough Rider, etc.  Show 'em here!  I'll start with a couple SMKW…Continue

Bug out on August 16, 2013

Started by Jan Carter. Last reply by Paul Ring Jan 22, 2014. 9 Replies

Well it has been a BugOut kind of weekend for me.The chat got a bug and wouldn't work properly.  Many of our members are being plagued by the rains that just wont end and if you dont have a good laugh you just want to cry LOLI prefer to laugh with…Continue

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Comment by Syd Carr on August 24, 2016 at 16:53

Not sure if Colt counts as an SMKW "House Brand" so I'll post this here.

Here is my current fave SMKW purchase, (one of them at least). Colt Scout Utility with Blue Jigged Bone #CT734. Best scout knife I own, (have a couple of old Imperials too). I want to get a Case version one day, but this knife is extremely well made and will do until I win the lottery, (and therefore able to order a Case). I especially like that this one has no bail; I carry it in a belt sheath. Very solid knife, especially for a measly 15 bucks.

Comment by Jan Carter on August 9, 2015 at 10:33

Before I ask the powers that be, can any of us identify the years this tang may have been in use?  SMKW tang 

Comment by Tobias Gibson on July 21, 2015 at 13:12

Steve Koontz and Tony Watkins were the main hosts for Knives Live TV.   Jay Parker would fill in when Steve or Tony were unavailable.  Later Josh Hill joined the three of them but in the beginning Josh was host for Tactical Knives TV.

Tactical Knives TV was intially hosted by Josh Hill and John Setzer.   John didn't work out and Steve started co-hosting along with Josh.  

(I think before the Tactical Knives, Josh was also involved with a very short lived SMKW project called the Knife Cave or something like that.  It basically evolved into the Tactical Knives TV.)

Josh was later moved into the Knives Live Rotation as Jay Parker was often on the road buying collections for the SMKW and the the show. (remember all of those Randalls?   This allowed Tony and Jay to concentrate on their other jobs at SMKW.  

Once Steve was let go, Tony, Jay and Josh took turns rotating through hosting Knives Live TV and Tactical Knives TV sort of went away and was blended into the rest of KLTV.

It should also be mentioned that Brian Wilhoite and Travis Ferguson also occasionally co-hosted the show.   Kevin Pipes also showed up on a few occasions as well as his son, Chase.

Josh, Jay and Tony publicity shot for the show soon after Steve's departure.

Comment by Jan Carter on July 21, 2015 at 11:40


you can reach them and request the collectors cabinet catalogs at Collector's Corner: collectibles@smkw.com

Comment by Charles Sample on July 21, 2015 at 11:31

BTW Judy, the third guy was Josh Hill.  He tended to cut himself quite a bit.  He even cut himself on the very last show they did.  He even commented that it was appropriate that he did that.

But I did something that I doubt that even Josh never accomplished.  I cut myself with three blades of the same knife at the same time!  It was a six blade stockman and I was opening all six blades to take pictures.  The knife slipped and three of the blades got me.

Comment by Charles Sample on July 21, 2015 at 11:23

Judy, SMKW sells knives on eBay as mvpknife.  They have flat rate shipping of $5.  If you order more than one knife and combine orders it is $1 per additional  knife.

If you order off SMKW's web site, the minimum shipping is $8.99.

Comment by Judy Alexander on July 21, 2015 at 10:20

I am always looking to buy more knives for my collection.. I have been told the guys that did the tv show at Smoky also sell knives online. Can anyone tell me how to find out where they sell?  I always liked the stuff they had on their shows. I think Tony was one guy and Jay was on some too. Any help is appreciated

Comment by Billy Oneale on May 31, 2015 at 16:08
All of it. I have not been there in about 4 years. I alway
S made it a point to stop in Kodak and spend a couple of days. Pigeon Forge and Gatlinsburg are great places to go also. I would always make a morning and evening trip to SMKW when I stayed and ended up staying there a couple of hours each time I went in that place. Oh, I also always ended up buying a knife or two each visit also.

Comment by Charles Sample on May 31, 2015 at 14:28

Jan, the "kid in a toy store feeling" pretty well nails it.  If you like knives, how can you not love a visit to SMKW!  As for what is my favorite part, it is hard to pick out one specific thing.  There is just so much to see.  All the exhibits and displays on the walls and in cases.  You could spend days there to take in everything in detail.  And of course there is all the knives.  And now guns and ammo.  But if I had to pick a favorite part of a visit there, it would have to be finding a special knife to buy.  One that I have been looking for or one that just caught my eye and I had to have it!

Comment by Jan Carter on May 31, 2015 at 12:59

Whether attending an event or just spending a few hours at Smoky Mountain Knife Works (SMKW) the day is certain to bring on that “kid in a toy store” feeling.

I like to suggest you make your entrance through the front doors.  The view is a large open space full of most any brand you could think of.

At some point during the day you begin to notice the background and settings.

I could spend an entire weekend just reading and looking at the history contained on the walls within SMKW

soooooo, what is your favorite part of a visit?


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