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!

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