Custom Made Knives
A little about myself I'm a voting member of the Canadian Knifemakers Guild, I currently reside in Elliot Lake and knife making has been my passion for many years. The knives are made for hunting, fishing or for a collector's personal enjoyment. Elliot Lake is a small town in Northern Ont
Custom Made Knives
A little about myself
I'm a voting member of the Canadian Knifemakers Guild,
I currently reside in Elliot Lake and knife making has been my passion for many years. The knives are made for hunting, fishing or for a collector's personal enjoyment. Elliot Lake is a small town in Northern Ontario, Canada, where hunting, fishing and trapping are a part of the local way of life.
In 1981, while working on the Distant Early Warning line in the Canadian Arctic a co-worker showed me a knife he had crafted from a discarded saw blade. He had used Plexiglas washers to make the handle. Seeing this hand crafted knife is what peaked my interest, and got me hooked on creating my own knives.
The first knife I made was fashioned with old truck springs, heated with a torch and hammered out until it took on the shape of a knife. While the camp cook was off duty I would use his ovens to temper my blades.
I'm a full-time knifemaker and welcome the opportunity to create new knives based on the wants and needs of my customers.
I spare no expense when selecting the materials to make my knives. I strive to provide all of my customers with a superior quality item, which can be enjoyed for years.
My primary steels are CPM series of stainless steel but not limited to, I also use D2 and a variety of Damascus and Stainless Damascus. Will use others at customers request.
My blades are heat treated to give optimum performance.
I use a wide variety of handle material, my preference being Stabilized Burls, Stag, Sheep Horn, Mammoth Ivory. Handles are custom designed to fit the style and purpose of each knife.
When you purchase one of my knives, you will know that you own a knife which was made by someone who takes great pride in his work, creating the knife out of raw materials. Each knife is individually handcrafted and I strive for superior quality in each knife I make.
If you don't see exactly what you had in mind, let's talk, chances are I can make it for you.
Most days I'm in my work shop so give us a call at the phone number I provided for you
Questions and comments welcome.
Guillaume "Gill" Cote