Black Earth Knives

Custom made blades

I provide high-quality knives at competitive prices to clients in the United States. Get in touch to learn more.

"The value of a knife is more than the sharpness of its edge.  It also comes from the artistry of the person who makes it.  When you receive a handmade knife that is one of a kind, you are receiving a knife made personally for you"  -Guillermo Mendoza, Argentina



Thank you for visiting my website. Please use the links above to navigate throughout the site to learn a bit about the shop and to view knives built for customers.  Black Earth Knives makes "go" knives, not "show" knives.  These are knives that you will use and then pass down to your children or grandchildren. The knives are made by hand with basic tools (stock removal), giving you a precision, customized knife. Knives are not CNC machined. Attention to detail is paramount in every knife built. They are created in a small shop in Virginia by the owner who has studied with the legendary Johnny Stout, a respected knife maker from New Braunfels, TX. Being a small shop allows for the necessary attention to detail on each blade.

Knife blades are made from a variety of steels such as stainless steel (AEB-L, 440C, CPM154CM), high carbon steel such as 52100 (ball bearing steel) and 1095, damascus, or San Mai.  High carbon steel requires minimal care. Knives may include a variety of handle materials of your choosing, such as walnut, oak, maple, cherry, a burl or man-made materials such as G-10, carbon fiber, or Micarta™.

Knives come with a Kydex sheath.  The spacing of the rivets on the kydex will allow for easy attachment to a TekLok™ or other device of your choosing.  If you would like a leather sheath that is an option at an additional cost based on the size of your blade.  Each leather sheath is handmade; basic and utilitarian.​

​Visa and MasterCard are accepted. Checks and US Postal money orders or US dollars are also accepted.

Black Earth Knives generally ships USPS but UPS is also an option. Usually cost will not be more than $15.00 for USPS Priority mail if your order weight is less than 7 pounds.  If for some reason USPS priority mail does not work for your shipment, other arrangements may be made.  Hawaii and Alaska shipping will be actual amount of shipping fees.  Overseas orders are available with the understanding that the buyer assumes responsibility for the order after it leaves the US.