Keith Nix Knives
NC Custom Knife Maker

Custom Knives In Black Mountain NC

Hand Made Knives North Carolina
Knife Sharpening Near You 

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CUSTOM KNIFE MAKER in Black Mountain NC--

Keith Nix Knives is a North Carolina Knife Maker located in Black Mountain. We make Hand Made Chefs Knives, Custom kitchen knives near you, Custom Knives for indoor or outdoor use, and Handmade Knives for Outdoor Use , all from new, known steel. With the Knife Store, Professional Knife Sharpening Service, and Black Mountain Knifeworks right here in town Keith Nix Knives is only a few minutes from Asheville, Marion, Hendersonville, and Weaverville. We also make other custom knives including  carving and slicing knives, paring and steak knives, custom cleaver, thin vegetable cleaver, nakiri knives, and a growing number of outdoor knives. Offering three high carbon steels, two stainless steels, and three tool steels from which to choose for the home kitchen or professional environment! Your custom knives can be made from AEB-L, CPM MagnaCut, CPM M4, A2, D2, 52100, 80CRV2, and 26C3. Are you having a hard time finding an Asheville Knife Maker? Keith Nix Knives, the Knife Maker and Black Mountain Knives are only a few minutes away! Stop by when you're in Black Mountain and visit the knife shop! Let's get your hand made knives North Carolina on the list!

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We can make you a 
custom chefs knife, handmade kitchen knives, an outdoor sheath knife, or a  custom hunting knife. We make camping and bushcraft knives of all types, fishing, fillet, boning, and skinning knives. From Paring Knives to Cleavers, we've got you covered in the kitchen too! Want a unique handmade knife built? We offer personalized knife design to assist you! Our beautiful ergonomic handles are designed by and unique to Keith Nix Knives. When you stop by the Black Mountain Knifeworks you'll see handmade knives in various stages of completion, handle woods, sheaths, not yet released prototypes, and all the tools used to make and sharpen your hand made knives North Carolina. So come by, let's talk about your next custom chef's knife or hand made hunting knife. Or if you'd rather, choose your beautiful custom kitchen knives from the Online Store!!

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Do you need Knife Sharpening Nearby?
Keith Nix Knives provides Knife Sharpening near you in Black Mountain NC. Scissors sharpening is also available for businesses and individuals in Black Mountain and the Greater Asheville Area. I don't know any knife sharpener in the area,  who HAND SHARPENS knives other than Keith Nix Knives. Even better, we quantify, or measure, the sharpness of your blades with The Edge on Up Sharpness Tester. Quality Control just makes for better products.
What's more, we'll sharpen your Keith Nix Knives blades FREE! That means your Keith Nix Knives  blades can ALWAYS have a precision hand honed, precisely held edge, stropped to razor sharpness on denim and leather, and your Black Mountain Knives never leave town!

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Custom Knife Makers producing small batches or single blades has the ability to give more attention to details like special heat treating protocols, cryogenic treatment (learn about cryogenic treatment of knives HERE), special precise grinds, and hand sharpening. We make the best blade we possibly can, simply by taking the time to do it! On top of that, you get to choose the material for your handle! These details ensure you a harder, tougher, sharper, better looking NC custom knife right out of the box, a knife we cannot make any better, and the knife you envisioned. It won't just be a knife, it will be an heirloom to hand down through the family! We offer custom laser etching for personalization on all knives built in house.
At mass producing major knife companies, quicker is often better, and the corporation won't go to the time and expense to cryogenically treat or hand sharpen your blade with a progression of stones. It is this kind of attention to detail that gives the custom knife maker the edge, literally!

Our knives are proudly handmade in the USA, one by one, right here in Black Mountain NC!

What is the difference between cheap and custom knives? Answers HERE!
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Six inch Cleaver HERE!
Eight inch Custom Chef's knife HERE!

About The Steel
The heart of any beautiful handmade knife is the steel it is made from. The heat treatments and grinds applied to that steel by the knife maker become the "personality" of the custom knife, and determine whether any knife will be a pleasure or a pain to use for its intended purpose. A NAKIRI made to dice veggies in the kitchen won't do a very good job processing firewood on a backpacking trip. A fillet knife won't pry open a stuck door. Let's have a conversation about how you use your knife!
We offer two stainless steels, three carbon steels, and three tool steels, because no ONE steel is perfect for every job!

Do You Make Sheaths? Why YES! Yes we do!
We make and sell heavy duty top grain leather custom sheaths hand made for YOUR custom knife by Curtis Cooper. Another available service is CNC laser etching personalization of your knives and sheaths with a high degree of accuracy to commemorate a special date or person. Also offered is professional knife sharpening right here in Black Mountain, including chip and tip repair, knife edge repair, reprofiling, edge thinning, and blade sharpening of knives and scissors. Keith Nix Knives is a great choice for blade sharpening or knife sharpening service. Visit the Work Gallery for photos of our products HERE! 

We do everything In House except make the raw steel, laser etch the logo (see an example HERE!), and stabilize the wood for handles. We cut and grind the profile, heat treat, quench, apply cryogenic extension of the quench, temper, grind bevels, make the handle, and apply the finish. Once complete, your knife will receive its first HAND sharpening before it is transferred to your possession.

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Paring Knives 
Here's a sweet little "Sarah" knife for the hip belt of your backpack!

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Custom Chef Knife Set with Cleaver, Curupau Han
"I brought in a 12 year old chef knife that was in rough shape (it hadn't been sharpened in those 12 years, and had small chips all along the blade) and a boning knife that was really dull. Turn around was fast, Keith was very kind and professional, and when I got home I was able to slice through broccoli stems like butter and remove chicken tendons like paper. Pretty sure the chef knife is sharper than when I first bought it. Now cutting vegetables is seriously weird, I'm not used to this level of effortless slicing and dicing. Do yourself a favor and take your knives to Keith."
"What first took my breath when I opened the gift of a Keith Nix Knives petite chef’s knife was the handle. Keith crafted it from a dead limb removed from a dogwood tree on my land. The subtleties of hue and depth of grain are extraordinary! The handle fits as if it were made for my hand. The weight, balance and edge of this knife make every type of cooking prep effortless. It’s as if the knife is an extension of my arm.
"Keith also gave new life to several heavily used and abused knives in three vacation rentals I own. Sharper now than they were new. The same applies to two heavily rusted and terribly dull garden loppers I took to Keith Nix Knives. Keith’s craftsmanship, skill, integrity, humility and humor are a rare combination. 1,000 thanks to you, Keith, and to Keith Nix Knives!"
Kai and Koa, the Shop Wolves!
"The kitchen knife, cook's knife, chef's knife, is the most used single tool in the house for many of us. To be continually disappointed by dull, cheap knifes is something I can't understand. If you cook for yourself or your family, you DESERVE a great kitchen knife!"
-Keith Nix

My Guarantee to You!
Your Keith Nix Knives custom knife is guaranteed for life. Whether it is a custom chefs knife or a handmade hunting knife, I will either repair, replace, or refund your custom knife at my discretion. All you have to do is ship or deliver it to me and pick it up, or I'll pay return shipping.

If you just don't like your Keith Nix Knives product, ship it back. I'll refund the purchase price or exchange for another knife, no questions asked. 

When your knife gets dull, and it eventually will, I'll sharpen it free of charge, always. Dull knives are awful to work with. Just don't do it. Buy a custom knife with a guarantee that matters!

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Spalted Dogwood salvaged from a friend's yard


Please get in touch to find out more about the process and
work of Custom Knife Maker Keith Nix or to consult about your own project.
Phone/Text: 828-337-7836

244 Cragmont Rd
Black Mountain, NC 28711

Keith Nix Knives is a short five minute drive from downtown Black Mountain, not far from Lake Tomahawk. Call and schedule a visit!