I'm Mark, a second-generation knifemaker, having learned from my father at a young age as I watched him work in his knife shop. My father, a multi-talented craftsman, began making knives as a hobby in the early 70's. I've been making knives since those early days, but only began selling my knives in about 2000. I started Utah Knife Works in 2018 when I decided to become a full-time knifemaker. I love my Utah heritage and strive to put the "Spirit of the West" into my knives so that they reflect the beauty of the outdoors. Many of my knife handles use materials gathered locally, such as wood, antler, bone, and composite materials made from sage, pinecones, leaves or even the famous Utah red sand! My knives are designed to be "working" knives, and although I have made many kitchen knives over the years, I am focusing now mostly on knives for outdoors use.
Looking out over the beautiful Salt Lake Valley
"Mark does incredible work, delivers quickly, and is very nice to work with. He made a custom cross-draw sheath for a Wenge Hunter I bought from him."
-Dave D., UT
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