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
Thank you!! Thank you!! Thank you!! We had a very successful 2023 Louisiana Knife Show!
Our 2023 Louisiana knife show ended up consisting of 84 tables from makers, purveyors, suppliers and vendors from 8 different states. We would also like to say a special thank you to our sponsors this year:
Andrew K Smith Knives
Redstick Roofing Specialist
Texas Knife Steel
Grain Creations Brewing Co.
The winners of the award categories were as follows:
Best Fixed Blade -- Joey Theriot
Best Ktichen Knife -- Andrew Smith
Best Stock Removal Knife -- Joey Theriot
Best Folder -- Stanley Buzek
Best of the Rest -- James Huse
Best of Show -- James Huse
We are already in the planning stages of the 2024 Louisiana Knife Show and we have some pretty exciting news we will be sharing in the next few weeks so stay tuned!!
Our next Knife Nite will be held on October 12th at Ethan Lee's place. The address is: 9350 LA-941 Gonzales, LA
Made by Dan Graves
Made by Byron Meche
Made by Darrin Sanders
Meet Your Maker
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.