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Keith Nix Knives
Hand Made Knives In Black Mountain
 Professional Knife Sharpening

Knife Store Near You In Black Mountain  
Who Makes Chefs Knives Near You?

Knife Sharpening In Black Mountain

Knife And Scissors Sharpening

"I ordered a beautiful chef's knife from Keith. He showed me his process, allowed me to pick out the wood for the handle and delivered a lasting heirloom for my husband's birthday. If you are interested in a purchase, take the time to set up an appointment, and see what is possible.
Also, I was aware that Keith needs the lead time to hand craft such a gorgeous, perfect knife. The investment up front by contacting him months ahead was worth it.I also have a friend who is a professional chef and he gave the knife high marks, plus many "ooohs" and "aahhs." I am so very pleased to have this beautiful knife in our home, representing a local artist like Keith."
Keith in the Shop Door
Serbian Vegetable Cleaver in AEB-L Stainless, with Burlap micarta handle.


Yes! All Keith Nix Knives are hand made knives, made right here in Black Mountain, NC, using new, KNOWN steel purchased from USA-based suppliers.



What Knives Are Hand Made in Black Mountain?

Keith Nix, the local knife maker, specializes in Chef's Knives in Black Mountain and hand made custom kitchen knives. Keith brings a unique touch to his craft, with his own unique handle design, locally sourced woods, and in-house heat treating. He is a native of the small mountain town just minutes east of Asheville, NC, and specializes in making custom knives, kitchen knives, hunting knives, belt knives, and outdoor knives right here in town. Keith and his family operate a knife shop that ensures you get the highest quality knife, tailor-made to fit your needs. And unlike some other makers, we never take a non-refundable "deposit". If you're looking for an Asheville Knife Maker, we're only minutes away!

Custom Kitchen Knife Maker In Black Mountain

Who makes Chefs Knives in Black Mountain? Keith Nix Knives!

Come to Keith Nix Knives for chef knives made in Black Mountain and many other custom and outdoor knife styles. We are a family-owned maker of custom hand made knives, with 8 different steels available, including CPM MagnaCut, specializing in crafting high-quality, affordable hand made kitchen knives for all of your culinary needs. Our knives are designed to last a lifetime - perfect for home cooks and professional chefs alike. Come visit us in Black Mountain and get the perfect handmade knife for your kitchen! Check out the NC Knife Maker, see the Custom Knives in process, and then have lunch or dinner in one of our many fine restaurants in Black Mountain.

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Custom Kitchen Knives Near You

Asheville Knife Makers?

Who makes stainless steel kitchen knives in Black Mountain? We make all kitchen knives from AEB-L stainless steel unless the customer makes a specific request. At Keith Nix Knives, we specialize in creating custom knives of the highest quality, and AEB-L is part of the equation.  Keith designs and crafts each knife to meet your individual needs and preferences. We offer a wide selection of knives, including carving and slicing blades, paring knives, steak knives, custom cleavers, thin vegetable cleavers, deba knives, chef knives, and nakiri knives, all custom-made in Black Mountain. Our custom hunting knives and outdoor knives are perfect for any outdoor activity. Are you having trouble finding Asheville Knife Makers? It's a short drive to see the Black Mountain Knife Works and Keith Nix.

Check out the new MICRO CLEAVER here!


The Steels
Is CPM MagnaCut available at Keith Nix Knives?

YES! We make Stainless Steel Kitchen Knives right here in Black Mountain, NC. We offer a wide range of premium steels to craft your custom knives. Our selection includes three high-carbon steels, three stainless steels, and three tool steels to ensure that your custom knives are made of the highest quality materials. Unlike other makers who sell "custom knives" but give you no choice of steel, we recognize PERSONAL CHOICE as part of the process!

Our steels include AEB-L, 14C28N, CPM MagnaCut, CPM M4, A2, D2, 52100, 80CRV2, and 26C3, so you can find the perfect knife for your home kitchen or professional environment.

Are you looking for a MagnaCut chef knife or another MagnaCut Kitchen knife? Every knife we make offers CPM MagnaCut as a super steel upgrade. We can do that!

(Learn about The Steels

Due to their fine microstructure and tiny carbide size, some steels take a keener edge. They just get sharper. The steels we use here at Keith Nix Knives are chosen to deliver this type of edge, as well as other desirable properties. Take a short primer on Knife Steel Properties HERE! 

Black Mountain Knives
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Who Makes Custom Knives In Black Mountain? Keith Nix Knives!

Keith Nix Knives, in Black Mountain, is just minutes from Asheville NC. If you're looking for an Asheville Knife Maker, we're close enough to be the right choice. The Knife Shop is nearby, making custom knives from quality AEB-L stainless steel or one of three fine carbon steels. Our Black Mountain Knife Works is only minutes away. Stop by when you're in town and visit Keith Nix Knives, the home of Black Mountain Kitchen Knives. Let's get your custom handmade knives on the list.

Hunting Knives Black Mountain

Wouldn't it be great to purchase your Keith Nix Knives hand-made hunting knives from a local knife maker and take advantage of free local knife sharpening for life? Check out the Knife Sharpening Q&A below to learn how to book Professional Sharpening for your custom kitchen knife or hand-made hunting knife.

Knife Sharpening Q&A HERE
To Speak Or Text With The Knife Maker Now, CLICK HERE!
About Keith Nix Knives In Black Mountain, NC!
Keith Nix Knives Online Store For Custom Chefs Knives!

Knife Grinding And Damaged Edges  
WANT CUSTOM KNIVES? Your North Carolina Knife Maker Can Help!

Custom Knife Designer Near Asheville

Want a unique knife built? We are a custom knife designer, here to assist you in realizing your dream. Our beautiful ergonomic, COMFORTABLE knife handles are designed by and unique to Keith Nix Knives.

When you stop by the Black Mountain Knife Shop, you'll see hand-made kitchen knives in various stages of completion, handle woods, sheaths, not yet released prototypes, and all the tools used to create and sharpen your hand-made knives.

So come by, and let's talk about your next custom chef's knife or hand-made hunting knife. Or instead, choose your beautiful custom kitchen knives from the Online Store, just click here.

Here's a Keith Nix Knives Brisket Slicing Knife!

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Knife Sharpening, Questions and Answers HERE!

Quantifying Sharpness

Who Sharpens Knives in Black Mountain? KEITH NIX KNIVES!

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Are you looking for Black Mountain Knife Sharpening? WANT SHARPER KNIVES? Try Professional Knife Sharpening at Keith Nix Knives! Read how we do it here!

Local Knife sharpening is available in Black Mountain, Asheville, Marion, and greater WNC. Knife Sharpening Near You


Where Can I Get My Knives Sharpened In Black Mountain?

Where Can I Get Knife Sharpening Near Me?

Keith Nix Knives sharpening service is at 244 Cragmont Rd in Black Mountain NC. Keith can be reached by phone or text at 828.337.7836


Knife Sharpening in Black Mountain?

Keith Nix Knives is a local professional knife sharpener, also performing scissors sharpening in Black Mountain, NC, for professional and home cooks. Hand-sharpened edges are the rule at Keith Nix Knives. (Do machine sharpeners harm knife edges? Find out HERE!) Scissors sharpening is also available for businesses and individuals in the Greater Asheville Area. ALWAYS choose a professional sharpening service, and count on Keith Nix Knives for Knife Sharpening Near You in Black Mountain. And don't forget, we offer Scissors Sharpening in Black Mountain! We are the knife sharpener near you!

Learn why we hand-sharpen every knife!


I don't know of any business in the area offering knife sharpening services that HAND SHARPENS knives with a grit progression of up to eight diamond and ceramic sharpening stones other than North Carolina knife maker Keith Nix Knives. We are the knife sharpener near you!

I've written and provided links on why hand-sharpened edges are superior to powered machine sharpening. We sharpen all knives, including traditional Japanese, French, German, serrated, single bevel, and all Western and custom knives; even more, we are quantifying the sharpness of your blades with "The Edge on Up" Sharpness Tester, that is WE MEASURE the level of sharpness before we return your knives. Don't trust your custom knives to some hardware dude. There will be no loss of quality when you choose knife sharpening near you!


Quality Control makes for better products and services and genuinely professional knife sharpening. Expert edge, chip, and tip repair from the knife sharpener near you! We're a scissors sharpener in Black Mountain!

Call or text 828.337.7836 to make an appointment with your local knife sharpener, or email keithnixknives@gmail

Where is Keith Nix Knives??

Where is the Knife Maker In Black Mountain Located??

Keith Nix Knives is located at 244 Cragmont Road in Black Mountain NC. Now it's going to look like you're coming up a driveway because you will be. The mobile navigation will bring you straight here. The knife shop is right next to the house! Call 828.337.7836 if you get lost. That's Keith!

Do any local knife makers use cryogenic treatment of knives?

Keith Nix Knives uses liquid nitrogen to cryogenically quench all knives made. It has been proven through testing that cryo treatments increase the strength and hardness of knife steels, especially stainless steels utilized most often in kitchen cutlery.


Who makes Custom Chefs Knives in Black Mountain?-- Keith Nix Knives
Who Makes Kitchen Knives In Black Mountain?

We are a low-volume knife maker producing small batches or single blades. Local knife makers like Keith Nix Knives have the ability and time to give more attention to details like custom heat treatment protocols, cryogenic treatment (learn about the cryogenic treatment of custom knives HERE), special precise grinds, and hand-sharpened edges.

We make the best knives we can simply by taking the time to do things right! On top of that, you get to choose the material for your handle and blade! These details ensure you harder, tougher, sharper, better-looking custom knives right out of the box, a knife we cannot make any better, and the custom knife you envisioned. Heirlooms for the next generation. Let us be your Asheville Knife Maker.

We offer laser etching for personalization on all knives built in-house.

At mass-producing major knife companies, quicker is often better, and the big corporation won't go to the time and expense to cryogenically treat or hand sharpen your blade with a progression of stones. This kind of attention to detail gives the custom knife maker the edge, literally! And I promise your local knife maker will be more interested in your happiness than some corporate customer service representative! Check out our Guarantee!

About The Steels We Offer
Who Makes Stainless Steel Kitchen Knives In Black Mountain? We make them by hand at Keith Nix Knives!

The heart of any custom 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 hand-made knife and determine whether it will be a pleasure or a pain to use for its intended purpose. Let's talk about how you use your knife and then make a custom knife you can USE!

We offer three stainless steels, three carbon steels, and three tool steels because no ONE steel is perfect for every job! And yes, we have CPM MagnaCut!


Do You Make Custom Sheaths? Why YES! Yes, we do!

Custom Leather Knife Sheath Black Mountain

We offer heavy-duty vegetable-tanned top-grain leather custom sheaths hand-made for YOUR knife by Curtis Cooper, right here in Black Mountain. Welted, glued, dyed to order, and hand saddle stitched to hold up to abuse!

North Carolina Knife Maker

This Black Mountain Knife Maker does everything "In House" except make the raw steel, laser etch the logo, and stabilize the wood for handles. We cut and grind the profile, heat treat, quench, apply a cryogenic extension of the quench, temper, grind bevels, make the handle, and apply the finish. Once complete, your custom knife will receive its first HAND sharpening before transferring it to your possession. 
If you have questions, consult our




Phone 828-337-7836


The Mini Cleaver In Black Mountain!
Custom Chef's Knife HERE!

To Call Or Text With The Knife Maker, Click HERE!
Paring Knives 

NEW!! Steak Knives!!

Review And Testimonials HERE!

Fillet Knife and Sheath
"I brought in a 12 year old chef knife that was in rough shape (it had not 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, or 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 a custom chef knife or a handmade hunting knife, I will 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 don't like your Keith Nix Knives product, ship it back. I'll refund or exchange the purchase price for another knife, no questions asked. 

When your knife gets dull, and it eventually will, I'll always sharpen it free of charge. 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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Contact Keith

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

Location Map

Where is Keith Nix Knives Located?

Keith Nix Knives is a short five minute drive from downtown Black Mountain, not far from Lake Tomahawk. We are located at 244 Cragmont Rd. As you turn up the drive, don't let the house fool you, you're on the right track!

Call or text and schedule a visit!

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