About Steve Watkins

I’m an artist, custom knife maker and athlete living in Cape Girardeau,  Missouri. This website is the culmination of all the influences that shape who I am and my Knife making.

I was born in Jonesboro AR. into a culture of farming and hunting. When I was 5 yrs. old my dad got a new job and our family moved to Cape Girardeau, MO. Growing up  in the Midwest, a large part of my life was spent hunting and fishing. This helped develop a love of knives. Since moving to Charlotte Nc. I’ve traded most of my guns for bikes but I still have all my knives. To this day I believe there is nothing more beautiful than the clean precision fitting of steel and wood.

When I’m not making knives I’m running and riding in preparation for Ironman triathlons. This is how I met my wife, she is a 6 time Ironman finisher. We love traveling  to races and there is nothing better after racing for 10 hours than eating great food!  This interest in food has lead to a fascination with Custom Chef Knives.

I have trained with the top master smiths in the world in order to learn my craft. I have also spent several years working closely with some of the best chefs in the country to develop knife designs that are visualy stunning and function flawlessly. I hope you enjoy the following pages!

Steve Watkins