Chaves Knives operates with the vision of creating superior value for both their knife designers and their customers. This is done through the production of sought after pieces from designers that are on the forefront of the industry. They utilize the latest manufacturing techniques, the best materials and Ramon Chavez to bring you overbuilt quality with simple style.
My interest in knives began early, at about the age of 8, when my mom bought me a knife while on vacation at Knott’s Berry Farm. Yeah, I had to beg and beg her to buy it for me, but I still have it!
I collected a few more knives as a youngster, and in 1993, while still in high school, I found an old knife that looked handmade. I asked my dad where it came from, and he told me his brother used to make them out of old hacksaw blades from the railroad where he worked. I thought it was the coolest thing so I tried my hand at it. A few weeks later I finished my first knife, a Bowie style knife, using a chainsaw bar for the blade, some brass for the guard, and an antler for the handle.
In 2010 a good friend of mine, that I worked with at the railroad, asked me to make him one — and he paid me for it! After that, the orders started pouring in for my handmade blades. What started as a hobby, turned into an addiction. I love making knives because it is so gratifying to turn raw materials into something useful, and to know that people appreciate the effort that went into their custom knife.
– Ramon Chavez
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