Don's Knives

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Dons Knives is (as you can see) going through a major rebirth. I wanted a professional website that reflected my views as a blade smith. My goal is to show my work and give people viewing an understanding of the "eye" involved in creating a knife from a chunk of metal. It truly is an fine art that produces something practical and really timeless. So please look around and enjoy but keep in mind that new pieces are constantly being added, so come back soon to see even more, you don't want to miss the one that's meant for you!
Welcome to Don's Knives

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Hello,my name is Don Bishop, a bladesmith out of Tallahassee Florida. I began learning to make knives in 2000 under the wise tutelage of a master bladesmith Edgar Chattin, originally from Tampa Florida, currently residing in Wakulla Country outside of Tallahassee, who has forged beautiful hand crafted work for over 30 years, and I've been hammering away since!. If you want to see the area, go to Google Maps ( ) and enter "Wakulla County, Florida" in your search. This will shown you where I learned my bladesmith skills.

Dons Knives uses PAYPAL as a vehicle for me to use in transferring funds for payment for my knives. You do not have to have a Paypal account to use this service. When you click a "buy button" you will be bought to a Paypal logon screen. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A PAYPAL ACCOUNT, just look at the bottom right of the screen you will see, "Don't have a PayPal account?" Go here for non Paypal members

I specialize in high carbon steels, forging blades from high carbon coil and leaf springs, saw blades, steel files, wood and horseshoe rasps, and high carbon railroad spikes.

These are some of the types of knives I create:
  • Railroad Spike knives
  • High Carbon knives
  • Hunting knives
  • Skinning knives
  • Utility knives
  • Rasp knives
  • Patch knives
  • Bowie knives
  • I can create anything you can imagine

Each blade is forged by my hand and tempered correctly to hold a super edge. I put a shaving edge on my knives when I finish them, they take a little getting used to, please be very careful.


I can be contacted currently at or at (850)-942-6903 for information or more detailed photos of currently available knives. Please enjoy touring my website and my work! I work very hard to make a quality product that is attractive enough to show off or put in a case, but is made to be used and enjoyed. I hope to see you soon!


Don Bishop




Mailing Address - Don Bishop 1022 N Magnolia Dr. Tallahassee, FL 32308

I currently accept Paypal as well as  US Postal money orders and cashiers checks

For each of my knives I make a custom fitted sheath of high quality vegetable tanned leather, hand stitched or riveted with brass or nickel silver rivets, and I receive many orders from customers who have knives that lack a good sturdy sheath.

I also make custom fitted holsters for your favorite handguns, made from the same quality oak tanned leather that will fit your pistol like a glove. Several styles of both sheaths and holsters available. 


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Don's Knives
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