Campbell Handmade Knives

About Us - About Our Alaska Store

Our Knifemaking History:

Connie and I learned the knife and sheath business from my father and mother, Irvin and Clara Campbell, of Moose Pass, Alaska. In 1966-67, my father worked as a welder on the discovery well at Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. There were times when there wasn't much to be done by the welders, so he was given the go ahead to "do whatever he wanted" when workload was slow. He started making knives as gifts for his coworkers and friends. When he was at home, on his time off from the job, he started making and selling more knives. He made knives full time for many years, and I am certain some of you are owners of his knives.

Connie and I began our knife business, on a part time basis, in 1989. In the fall of 1992, we went into the business as "Full Time" makers.

In the summer of 1997 we were able to open a showroom and workshop in Alaska. The store is located at Mile 76 of the Sterling Highway. We open that store during the months of June, July, and August of each year. If you are in Alaska, we would like you to stop in and see us! We are 128 miles south of Anchorage, and 17 miles before you get to Soldotna. This is on the Kenai Peninsula, about 90 miles from Homer. You can't miss us! Just look for the "big knife" by the roadway! We have pull-through parking, with plenty of room for whatever you drive.

In addition to our handmade knives, you will be able to see many factory made knives, as well as many handmade Alaskan items. If you need a knife or two sharpened, bring them in! We might even have time for a quick tour of the workshop, and maybe even a cup of hot coffee! Our showroom is small, but we give personal service!

We have two sons, Travis & Zakary. They both have made fillet knives, and a few hunting knives. They are 3rd generation makers!

Map of our location

Click for Sterling, Alaska Forecast

The Alaska Store

  • Go to top of page

    AccuSharp Acero Alce Alligator Skin Al Mar Anza Aristocrat ASP Bark River Knife & Tool Bear Hunter Bear & Son Cutlery Beretta Blackhawk Blades Blackie Collins Blackjack Blade Tech Kydex Clips Blademaster Shapeners Boker Tree Brand Books Boss Knives Browning Brunton Brusletto Buck Buck Creek Buckmasters BuckRidge Bulldog Brand Cutlery Byers Sharpeners Byrd Distributed by Spyderco Becker Knife & Tool Camillus Camp USA Carolina CAS Iberia Case Cutlery Caterpillar Charlie's Wheel Sharpeners Chef's Choice Sharpeners Chicago Cutlery China Made Chronicles of Narnia Citadel Cold Steel Coleman Colonial Colt Columbia Sportswear Combat Ready Combat Elite Columbia River Knife & Tool Dakota Watch Dark Ops Denix DMT Sharpeners DoskoSport Eddie Bauer Eickhorn EKA Emerson Entrek USA Estwing European Community Cutlery Explorer Eze-Lap Sharpeners Factory X Fallkniven Field & Stream Firestone First Aid Kits First Nations Knives Fisher Space Pens Fiskars Ford Foster Knives Fox-N-Hound Franklin Mint Fred Carter Front Line Frost Frosts of Sweden Gerber German Eye German Bull GreatLite Grohmann Knives Groom Mate GunVault Harley Davidson Hayabusa Head-Lite Heat Factory Heckler & Koch Helle Hen & Rooster Henckels Hewlett Sharpeners Hibben Knives High Gear Hitch Covers Humvee India Made Indian Head Cutlery Infinity Intruder Sharpeners IXL John Deere John Primble Junglee Knives Kabar Kershaw Kingdom of Heaven Kissing Crane Kit Rae Designs Kizlyar Knives Classic Knife Kits Knives of Alaska Komoran Kutmaster Kyocera Lakota Lansky Brand Products Leatherman LEDWAVE Tactical Light Systems Leupold Linder Linton Lone Wolf Mace Security International Mag Sheath Maglite Magnetic Butler Marble's Marksman Marttiini Maserin Matzuo McCoy Mcusta Messermeister Meyerco MicroTech Miscellaneous Mission Knives Masters of Defense Moki Mossberg by Meyerco Motorola Two-Way Radios MTech Muela Mundial Myerchin Night Owl Optics Night Ops Nikon Binoculars Nite Ize Accessories Novelty Knife Company Normark Norton Sharpeners Novelty NRA Old Hickory Old Timer Old Smoky Ontario Opinel Optronics Outdoor Edge Outdoor Life Brand Products Pakistan Pardue Knives Hanwei by Paul Chen Pelican Pentagon Light Pentax Pepper Shield Pepper Spray Photon Police Magnum Pepper Spray PrincetonTec Pro Force Puma Queen Ram Randall King Knives Remington Replicart Revere Kitchen Cutlery Richartz Rico Wallets Rigid Robert David ROS Arms Rough Cut Series by Camillus Rough Rider Russell Knives Sabre Brand Pepper Spray Safe and Sound Gear S. A. Wetterling Axes Sawmill Cutlery Scagel Schrade SeberTech Sentry Solutions Shakespeare Sheffield Military Knives Sigarms Silver Stag SimbaTec Simmons Binoculars Slip N Snip Folding Scissors Smith & Wesson Snugpak SOG Spyderco Stanley Star Wars Steiner Streamlight Sun SuperKnife SwissTech Taylor Cutlery Tek Torch TiNives TigerSharp Timberline Tool Logic Tops Trailblazer Tramontina Trumark Slingshots Tomahawk Brand (XL) Ultimate Edge Ultimate Survival Uncle Henry Unicorn United Cutlery Uzi Vanguard Victorinox Virginia Blade Vtech Yellowhorse Knives Zan Headgear Zelco Zip Up Knife Cases Zippo Brand Products