New DVDs - Now Available!

J. Neilson & Chris Crawford

In early May I spent several days with ABS Mastersmith J. Neilson filming three new instructional DVDs at his shop in beautiful Towanda, Pennsylvania. I'm expecting the new DVDs to be available around the middle to late July. I'll be updating this site and posting pics and videos as I get them ready.

The titles of the new DVDs are:

Available Knives

EDC-1 (Every Day Carry)

Featured Knives

EDC-1 (Buffalo Horn)

A1 Scale Release Auto

EDC-1AL Lever Action Auto

EDC Slipjoints

EDC-1 Slipjoint

Chris Crawford - Maker

In early February of 2001, a friend of mine sent me to a web site that showed how to make a knife with hand tools. Using that tutorial, I completed my first knife in mid February. It was a very basic skinner with oak scales. It wasn't the greatest knife, but I was very proud of it at the time.

I knew after completing that knife that I wanted to make more. I was fortunate enough to meet several other knifemakers in the area who were willing to take me on and teach me the skill.

I now primarily make folding knives, and my specialty is building slipjoints. I've always liked the traditional patterns, and there's nothing like the walk-and-talk of a knife with a good strong spring.

DVDs

Basic Hunters -NEW-

Advanced Hunters -NEW-

Tips and Tricks -NEW-

Scale Release Autos

Lever Action Autos

How to Build a Slipjoint

Basic Pouch Sheaths

Advanced Blade Sheaths

Folder Sheaths

Leather Tips from a Master

Basic Tactical Folders

Advanced Tactical Folders

Tactical Fixed Blades

Knife Embellishments

Liner Lock Design

Frontier Fixed Blades

Basic Rawhide Sheath Construction

Adv. Rawhide Sheath Construction

Forging Mokume

Forging Mosaic Damascus

Contouring Bolsters

Frontier Style Tomahawk