Dear Knife customers,
Scroll down for the list of up coming shows, and please introduce your self!
I finally got my cell phone camera to work to load new pictures to the web site- under the "knives" tab, check to see what's available, and please inquire about any you might like!
I keep the pictures of "sold" knives under the "knives" tab for reference of what I have made, and ideas for future orders.
I now have a public Face-book page where you can see my newest knives- Just enter, "sharpdecisionknives.com" in the Facebook search!
I have joined "Instagram" you can connect and "follow" me there, it's a real easy way to post my knife pictures. Find me as "jonwelder" there.
Current calendar 2023, of shows where I will be showing/selling my knives- more to be added!
more shows and displays to be announced.
Stop at my table and say Hello! I'm usually along a wall.
Jan 20-21 Ogallala NE. Fairgrounds Gun show
Feb 3-4 Grand Island NE. Gun show Fonner park
Feb. 16-17-18 Lincoln NE. ABATE BIKE SHOW, Lancaster Event Center
March 1-2 Kearney NE. Nebraska Bow Hunters Trade Show, Younes South
March 16-17 Hastings NE. Gun show fairgrounds
Sept. 14-15 Ogallala NE. Fairgrounds
Oct. 05-06 Hastings NE. Fairgrounds
Keep checking back, and watch my public face book page by the same name: sharpdecisionknives.com
If you find a knife you'd like more info about, or to make one similar to one listed, at the bottom of the knife picture listing, click "inquire" and I will be connected to that knife, and you may ask your question.
I have decided (as a way to help make some extra cash) to offer knife making classes at my shop. These classes are primarily for those who have never made a knife, but want to learn the basic forging methods and finishing process I use. I will do the edge grinding because the learning curve is far too difficult for the first or even 50th knife! I tell folks I will not let them make an ugly knife or mess it up. When the knife is done you will have a knife you can be proud of. These classes will allow you to make a knife about 9 to 10 inches long, (no massive Bowies or fighters) full tang style, no guard, your choice of handle material with a leather sheath. I will adjust my work schedule to fit your available time, but no Sundays please. The costs and time lengths are as follows:
Single layer high carbon: $300.00, about 12 hours over at least 4 days, (glue time, heat treat)
Damascus: $450.00 about 20 hours over at least 7 days, (billet making, glue, heat treat time).
Payment is due 1/2 at the beginning, 1/2 when finished, no exceptions, no refunds. Safety glasses and leather gloves required, all other materials are included. Contact me through the contact form here on the site for more details. The classes will be small, no more than 1 student per unless other arrangements are made, family units ect. If something goes wrong on your end, time limits ect, I will finish your knife for you, so you have nothing to loose.
Some of the handle materials/colors I have in stock are: G-10, orange, black, tan, blue, green. Linen Micarta, black, tan & brown & black, brown. Stabilized Elk, giraffe bone. Woods- Curly maple, cocobolo, Africa blackwood, the ever popular conveyor belt (rubber) and many others.
I have figured out a way to mix high carbon, nickel alloy and Harley Davidson "timing chain" into knife blade steel! I'm using a combination of orange and black G-10 for handle materials. Check them out in the "knives" tab!
For what ever reason, large knives are being ordered and are selling like hot cakes, the down side, they take even longer to make. I am bringing in more G-10's and Micarta's for handle materials as I make progress into the "Tactical" knife market with new models and sales.
I use the US postal service with a tracking number on all orders.
Another service that I have begun to offer is knife repair and re-sharpening. I have returned several fixed blade knives to better than new condition by replacing handle materials, regrinding and polishing blades ect. Contact me for quotes on whatever you may need.
Cross-Draw knives continue to be very popular, selling all that I make, please look back at the other pages to see more pictures of cross-draw knives being worn, different styles, colors of sheaths ect.
I'm trying to keep my popular camp/kitchen ax I call my "Smax" in stock, using a polished finish to help protect from rusting and using black Micarta for the handle material. Each is only slightly different in handle shape, but I'm using the same pictures here on the site. It's just not worth re-posting all the pictures when they are all so close to the same. The Smax is just back a couple of pages under the knife section tab.
If you see a design you like, or handle material but want it on a different style blade, let me know and we'll work something up!
I now have some videos on You-tube, just enter my name "Jon P. Moore" in the search box and they will come up. (I tried to link them here, but it didn't work).
I wish I had great news about the last 10+ years, but in reality, they have been the worst in my life. On Dec 8th, 2009, My beautiful 28 year old daughter who was just married for 2 months lost her life in Omaha in the first snow storm of the season. It was such a senseless tragedy, it has turned our lives up-side down. A face-book page was set up for her, you can see more pictures of her there: Janna Moore Morin.