Gary Johnson Custom Knives
Call Us at (501) 288-1123
About Us

My career as a knife maker started when I saw a knife made out of a horseshoe for a pig sticker. I began looking at handmade knive and their processes. I was fortunate to be introduced to Danny Hottinger, an experienced knife maker who later invited me to his shop where I crafted my very first knife.

I attended my first knife show in 2013 at the A.G. Russell Knife Show. I then met knife maker D'Holder and he invited me to spend some time with him in his shop in Wickenburg, Arizona. I greatly admire his ability at knife making and appreciate the help he has been to me in my own craftsmanship.

Another knife maker that has benn a great help to me is Ronnie Mobbs . He has allaowed me to spend some time with him in his shop. I greatly appreciate his skills at knife making.

My knives are truly custom made by me as I shape everything by hand and design my own blades and I do my own heat treating. Countless hours are spent with craftsmanship in every step of the knife process, both by myself, and with my wife Lisa who makes all the hand-tooled custom leather sheaths. We produce a high quality knife and sheath using the best grade materials. I even had the honor and privilege of handcrafting a knife for Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson and two Arkansas State Senators. (refer to knife gallery tab).

Some materials are from desert ironwood,mammoth ivory,amber,fossilized walrus ivory,water buffalo horns,giraffe bone,turquoise,marble,many exotic woods,nickle silver,stainless,brass. All blades are D2 tool steel,O1 too steel,A2 tool steel. We even offer laser engraving on handles. Also, we have all kinds of Arkansas sharpening stone.Take time and look around! If you have any questions, give me a call.

Ordering Policy

In order to ensure quality service and product, please submit your order three months prior to needing your finished piece(s). To place your order, visit our Contact Info link for our phone number and/or email address. We can work with your design, one of our own, or a combination of both. We also offer a 90 day layaway plan. Please contact us for more information.


On some occasions, a small deposit may be required. After payment is received in full, we will ship your order by your perferred method of shipping.