Rawhide Neck Sheaths - Now Available!

I visited John Cohea, and we shot his fourth DVD "Rawhide Neck Sheaths". This video consist of two sheath projects, and is now available.

Featured Knives

EDC-1 Slipjoint

EDC-1 (Buffalo Horn)

A1 Scale Release Auto

EDC-1AL Lever Action Auto

EDC Slipjoints

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 & Digital Delivery

Rawhide Neck Sheaths -NEW-

Frontier Fixed Blades

Basic Rawhide Sheath Construction

Adv. Rawhide Sheath Construction

Basic Hunters

Advanced Hunters

Tips and Tricks

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

Contouring Bolsters

Forging Mokume

Forging Mosaic Damascus

Frontier Style Tomahawk

In the News...

In Focus: The Cutting Edge

Adam Robison - Tupelo Daily Journal - 1/16/2017

Chris Crawford of Saltillo made his first knife in 2001, having learned the skill from the late Ted McMinn of Mooreville.

As the years passed, he has sharpened his skills and gained experience. He starts with bare materials and finishes with a handcrafted knife.

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BLADE: spec sheet

(January 2006)

Everyone likes a nice little folder. I’m not talking about one with a pocketclip, just a good, little slip joint, something that can be used for everyday chores like opening boxes, cleaning fingernails, or picking out splinters. I was raised on slip joints, barlows, Kissing Cranes, Schrade Old Timers and a host of others. What is cool is that you can still find the old ones at knife shows. I have both of my father’s Old Timers that are worn almost to nothing on the blades.

With nostalgia about slip joints still running strong, Chris Crawford offers the EDC-1. It looks great but does it perform? Let’s see.

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