Michael Williams – Oklahoma
Michael Williams started making knives in his spare time in the mid ’80s by stock removal out of old files. In 1989 he attended a hammer-in in Old Washington Arkansas. After looking over the forged knives and watching Bill Moran cut with one of his knives; Michael was hooked. His blades have been forged ever since.
Michael received his Mastersmith rating from the American Bladesmith Society in 2000. He is a certified instructor for the ABS and teaches classes regularly. Michael has instructed and done demos at hammer-ins all around the United States.
A lifetime in the outdoors has given Michael a pretty solid insight into what really works on a knife. Years of conducting cutting events all around the U.S. has solidified that into getting the very most out of a blade.
Williams Custom Knives is a world away from today’s usual marketing of imported, mass produced goods; where “cheaper is always better”. A custom, handmade knife–crafted one at a time with total dedication to fit, finish, and design–gives a “pride of ownership” that is hard to find in today’s world. His goal is to create a knife of superb workmanship; whether it is an investment/collector grade knife of rare materials or a daily working knife. It will be a handmade, one of a kind knife that you will be proud to own and pass down to future generations.
Michael Williams Awards
2013 – Best of the Rest – Blade Show
2013 – Best Utility Hunter – Blade Show
2013 – Best Fighter Arkansas – Custom Knife Show
2010 – Best Utility Hunter – Blade Show
2005 – W.W. Scagel Award – American Bladesmith Society
2005 – Best Forged Blade – Blade Show
2005 – Best Non-Damascus Knife – Blade Handmade Awards
2004 – Best Utility Hunter – Blade Show
2004 – Best Hunter – Blade Handmade Awards
2003 – Best Bowie – Spirit of Steel Show
2002 – Best Hunter – Spirit of Steel Show
Michael Williams Contact Information
Williams Custom Knives
Broken Bow, OK