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Mission Statement:

To promote and perpetuate knifemaking and affiliated trades in Louisiana. To inform, equip, and educate individuals in the art of knifemaking, knife collecting, engraving and sheath making through the distribution and sharing of information of skills and talent. To provide a forum for free exchange of ideas and techniques amongst members; to foster and encourage creativity, individualism, and independent expression in knifemaking, leather crafts, engraving and knife collecting.



The goal of this association is to educate and mentor new craftsmen and collectors while also forming a network of these individuals to promote the industry and support one another. Another leading goal of this group is to represent members and the custom knife community’s interest regarding issues and political policy which could have a negative impact on knife owner rights and the custom knife industry as we know it today.


Made by Dan Cormier Sr


Latest News

Vendor registration is officially open for the 2024 Louisiana Knife Show!

This year we will have a 2 day show, September 14th and 15th at Lamar Dixon TradeMart in Gonzales, LA.

Table fees are $125, and now offering booth rentals.

Looking forward to another amazing show!! Please help us spread the word. 

Made by Dan Graves


Made by Byron Meche 

Made by Darrin Sanders

Event Schedule

LCKA Hammer-in

April 27th

Robert, LA

Knife Nite

July 11th

Gonzales, LA

2024 Louisiana Knife Show

September 14-15, 2024

Gonzales, LA


Meet Your Maker

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Mike Sanders   1943-2015

Mike started making knives in 1965 as a hobby. He was a full time Louisiana knife maker since 1985.

Mike has made many knives over the years for different organizations and causes to sell as fund raisers and donations. He has sold and shipped many different kinds of knives all over the United States and internationally as well. Examples of the knives he made include, one-of-a-kind bowies, as well as daggers, miniatures, slip joint and liner lock folders, and fantasy knives. Mike was a heck of a knifemaker and a heck of a friend. Dearly missed. 

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