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Name: Ricky Williams
Location: Jonesboro, Arkansas United States
Date: Monday, January 27, 2014 at 10:01:04
Name: Don Mac Donald
Location: Kelowna, b.c. Canada
Date: Friday, December 20, 2013 at 22:29:24
newbie to knife building . have not even started one yet . just trying to get everything together Dec 20 2013
Name: Austin Colvin
Location: robbinsville, NC USA
Date: Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 21:40:29
Good to see your site is back up and runnin'. Thanks for all your help.
Name: Smitty Smith
Location: Pretoria, Gauteng South Africa
Date: Monday, July 15, 2013 at 03:37:40
Great knives and knowledge shared!
Name: Grommit Knives
Location: Nottingham, UK
Date: Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 15:51:17
What a fantastic site for my learning.
Thank you very much
Name: Kumar Muthusamy
Location: Shah Alam, Selangor Malaysia
Date: Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 09:08:00
Thank you so much for all the tutorials. I built my first liner lock following your tutorial. And your website is brilliant, so much to read and to learn.
Name: Lee Hagemeier
AZ United States
Date: Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 17:26:04
I had so much fun I think I read every word. Then proceeded to show some pics w/ hubby who enjoyed your stories. Write a book dude u have great old fashion story skills.
Name: Kevin Gable
Location: Avon, IN USA
Date: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 02:04:36
Ray: I love the surface grinder With a belt. Beautiful work and website. Thanks for sharing.
Name: Joshua Gigliotti
Location: Gloucester, MA USA
Date: Monday, January 9, 2012 at 10:12:45
Name: Corrie Snyman
Location: Pretoria, South Africa
Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2011 at 15:44:26
I just spend some hours on your site and enjoyed it very much ,because i enjoy(love) knife making. Thanks for a enjoyable site
Name: Dimitris Kotsou
Location: Athens, Greece
Date: Saturday, May 28, 2011 at 14:52:56
Ray you are a real artist i loved the "Fillet Knife Style 3124" great handle,and the damascus rayzors are the most beutiful i've ever seen.Keep up the good work.
Name: Jeff Hustad
Location: Everett, WA USA
Date: Sunday, September 26, 2010 at 12:07:27
Hey Ray I am Daron Johnsons friend I bought a El Chupcabra from you when you still lived in the area mine was the sandblasted titanium handle what a great knife THANKS for the great knife
Name: Don McNeil
Location: Waddell, AZ USA
Date: Wednesday, August 4, 2010 at 23:01:43
Beautiful knives and awesome website!
Name: Larry R. Pace
Location: Hyden, KY USA
Date: Wednesday, August 4, 2010 at 12:24:44
You make some very nice knives!
Name: roger crickenberger
Location: clayton, nc usa
Date: Saturday, July 17, 2010 at 14:43:25
Name: Billy Bebb
Location: Columbus, OH USA
Date: Saturday, June 5, 2010 at 09:50:18
Great site Ray ... thanks for sharing .... I will look forward to seeing your work in person when you tour. Best to you and family.
Name: Sam K.
Location: Duluth, MN USA
Date: Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at 21:41:37
Great site. Thanks for sharing your knowledge.
Name: ernie Balch
Location: malta, ny
Date: Sunday, January 10, 2010 at 12:27:07
Great site. Your tutorials are fantastic. You are living my dream.best wishes,ernie
Name: Andy K
Location: Asheville, NC
Date: Tuesday, January 5, 2010 at 21:38:22
Learning to be a machinist and I want to make a pocket knife...wanted to educate myself on the topic. You have absolutely done that...and in the process I have discovered one my most favorite web sites of all-time. Thanks.
Name: Buddy Lee
Location: Springfield , MO USA
Date: Tuesday, June 30, 2009 at 16:58:24
Great site Ray, thanks for sharing.
Name: Kevin D.
Date: Thursday, April 16, 2009 at 19:46:03
Hello Ray. Great site and some awesome knives you are making. I am a new knife maker and am trying to learn and your site has helped with that. I hope to be able to talk to you soon via email or phone - also hope to order one of your great knives. Thanks for the site and the great work you do. Take care...
Name: britt gudowski
Location: la mirada, ca usa
Date: Tuesday, March 24, 2009 at 22:46:27
hi ray,thanks so much for your willingness to help and to answer all my email.it's great to learn from such a master.god bless you and your wife.britt
Name: Rolf Zullig
Location: BROKEN HILL, NSW AUSTRALIA
Date: Monday, March 2, 2009 at 06:15:02
G'day Ray, I would like to thank you for sharing such a wealth of useful information, and for sharing so much of your life! I have stumbled onto your web-site a couple of years ago, and I still remember that I spent several hours reading every last detail. Absolutely fascinating. Since then, I frequently re-visit. By now it feels as if I'm visiting an old friend... Thanks again and best wishes to you and your loved ones.Cheers, Rolf
Name: Joe King
Location: Carlisle, pa usa
Date: Wednesday, January 7, 2009 at 21:02:02
Pretty entertaining website, learned a lot, say Hi to Amy. Joe
Name: Lee Erwin
Date: Sunday, January 4, 2009 at 22:26:33
Dear Ray,Thank you so much for all the info presented on this site. I really learned so much.A special thank you for the info on making folders. I never knew before how they were made.
Name: Silverperson Hans
Date: Wednesday, December 24, 2008 at 09:23:15
Dear Ray, somehow I found your website. And that was something! As a german admirer for cook knives, I'm deeply impressed about your wonderfull works. There are a few guys over here in Germany doing similar things, but I never saw such a quantity of beautiful knives from one producer - incredible! they fit my taste my astetics completely. That's what i call a real good and beauty cooks knive. And I can tell you from my heart and my knowledge on knives: you should be proud of your work (and I guess you already are).I would like to see some knives with 3layers on aogami - that would be my best choice for cooking knives.Happy chrismas or whatever might do you good these days.HansPeter/Frankfurt-Germany
Name: Budd Williamson
Location: Greer, S.C. USA
Date: Monday, December 22, 2008 at 21:21:54
Hey Ray, I finally found your website again; I signed yourguest book in 2004. You are a gem to behold. How many craftsmen share their skills with novice's? I'm right in themiddle of my first linerlock folder. You have given me theconfidence to attempt it. I have put together several knifekits (mass produced, semi finished). After the first one, Ialtered the final shape a bit, but it's still a kit knife.Thanks again for being a great human being. We could use afew more!
Name: Mike Fisher
Location: Loyalton , CA USA
Date: Wednesday, December 17, 2008 at 13:53:53
Ray thanks for the info. By the way, loved the animal photos. I will definitly be back to your website.Mike
Name: Endang Rosadi
Location: Tangerang,15419, Banten Indonesia
Date: Tuesday, December 16, 2008 at 02:22:01
Dear Ray Rogers Thanks for full Information How to make a KnifeHoping to get more knowledge about knife from youthanks againSincerely yoursbest RegardEndang R
Name: James Tucker
Location: Copperas Cove, TX DUH!!!
Date: Tuesday, December 2, 2008 at 17:45:12
Love your work, your site was great and informative
Name: Carol Stroud
Location: key west, fla usa
Date: Sunday, November 30, 2008 at 08:46:37
I loved looking at your knives and one would like to have a carving set
Name: Tim McCoy
Location: Las Vegas, NV USA
Date: Sunday, November 16, 2008 at 13:45:51
What could anyone say other than thanks for all the useful information and the tongue-in-cheek humor. Well done!
Name: Michael Mills
Location: Jourdanton, Texas U.S.A.
Date: Thursday, November 13, 2008 at 16:56:49
I'm new to knife making and I really liked your web site. thank you.
Name: Jack Nighthawk
Location: Cebu City, Philippines
Date: Thursday, November 6, 2008 at 08:56:21
Hello I just passed by website and I was awestruck by the array of your original knife designs. Keep on bladin'
Name: Robert Mayo
Location: Renfrew , Ontario Canada
Date: Sunday, November 2, 2008 at 08:49:12
Ray I would like to tell you what a great website you have. While browsing through it with the wife it was like going for a long country hike. I love the tutorials and will be using it to make my fist liner lock folder.All the best to you folks.Regards Bob and Helen
Name: Mack McCormick
Location: Deland, Fl. US
Date: Wednesday, October 22, 2008 at 05:29:09
I like your site. You make some nice knives. Especially the folders. I like the throwing knife, although not for throwing. It reminds me of the green river scalping knives of days gone by and looks to be a practical camp knife. No frills just the basics of a good knife without the cumbersome guard. Mack
Name: Justin Jones
Location: Monticello, AR U. S.
Date: Monday, September 22, 2008 at 00:03:39
I really enjoy your site Ray. I especially like the tutorials. Seeing how knife makers build their knives is great for a beginner like me.
Name: Brian D
Location: Stonybrook, NY USA
Date: Friday, September 12, 2008 at 09:21:47
Hi Ray i was looking on the internet and having one of your Razor Folders just decided to take a look at your site . I enjoyed looking at the Pics of the shop and thinking its a BIG differance from where i am in NY on Longisland ...dont think i could live out there but wouldnt mind having a place there either for visits . Youd probibly cut your writs where i am and i almost couldnt blame you ..... Anyway Love your Folder it is kinda a piece of American culture that you can use .
Name: Raul H.Diaz
Location: Langley, WA US
Date: Monday, September 8, 2008 at 16:17:53
We live in a forest too and have the opportunity to each morning,feed many douglas and grey squirrels that live behind our home! they absolutely love peanuts in the shell,We also feed wild deer cracked corn,they also like slices of white sandwich bread wich they take from my extended hand one at a time! We have no bears though!,our best to you and your wife, Raul & Sara
Name: Jim Taylor
Location: Culpeper, Virginia USA
Date: Wednesday, September 3, 2008 at 13:31:47
Best web page I have seem. Envy your lifestyle. Your work looks great. Best to you and your wife.Jim Taylor
Name: tony turner
Location: sophia, n.c. u.s.a.
Date: Thursday, August 7, 2008 at 08:08:36
looks to me your living the good life wish you and your wife the best love your web site.
Name: tony jans
Location: whiting , maine us
Date: Saturday, July 19, 2008 at 19:05:55
nice site you answer alot of beginners questions in your site thanks for sharing your knowledge and giving encouragement. currently in Iraq thinking about forging in when I get back
Date: Wednesday, July 9, 2008 at 19:23:53
You are a scholar and a gentleman
Location: Valdivia, Chile
Date: Monday, July 7, 2008 at 13:26:50
Admire your work. Enjoyed your site. Like your attitude. hope you can do some custom work for me.
Name: Brett Mathews
Location: portland, oregon U S A !!!!!!
Date: Thursday, June 19, 2008 at 19:49:29
I am a new knife maker in Oregon and find you website ,shop ,and posts on the knife network very inspiring. If you are down this way give me a call would love to show you my home shop and just shoot the .... with you. Best Wishes Brett Mathews
Name: Jim Tibbetts
Location: Tenstrike, MN USA
Date: Wednesday, June 4, 2008 at 17:18:49
RayVery nice website and the same for your products.JT
Name: Pat Price
Location: Rhome, Tx USA
Date: Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 23:26:06
Found you after what, 11 years after thinking you were off planet. Great craftsmanship. Glad you are not alone any longer. Live long and prosper.Pat
Name: Kelly McPhail
Location: Yadkinville , NC USA
Date: Thursday, May 8, 2008 at 12:58:07
Found your site while digging up information on knifemaking. Absolutely fantastic. Your site has already cleared up a lot of "how's this done" questions! And reinforcing some things I've already learned (the hard way, of course) I will be refering to your site quite often so I don't have to learn to much more the "hard way"Thanks for all the info! -Kelly
Name: Richard Hostrup
Location: Ponte Vedra Beach, FL USA
Date: Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at 09:41:06
Dear Mr. Rogers,I can't tell you how much I enjoyed you web site. What a great thing to do. Often I ask, who are these people I'm dealing with or working with, and there you are, just laying it out,your life,your wedding...how refreshing. Thanks again,Richard Hostrup
Name: Kane Wheeler
Location: Saginaw, MI USA
Date: Monday, May 5, 2008 at 17:15:52
Love the blades. Excellent Website.
Name: Jack Chaney
Location: Prince Frederick, MD USA
Date: Thursday, May 1, 2008 at 00:57:11
Hey Ray! I've just spent a few hours of the last couple of days going through your site and I've thoroughly enjoyed it. Very Nice. I live in a somewhat rural area but not nearly so as yours. I got to your site after reading Wayne Goddard's $50 Knife Shop book and doing some searching for kits and ways to get started. You have a way with words and a gift for teaching and I (and a whole lot of others) appreciate it very much! I really just wanted to express that, I wish I could afford to order one of your awesome knives and express it that way but... oh well, maybe later!Thank You so very much ! ! !
Name: Zack Paetzold
Location: Hereford, TX United States
Date: Thursday, April 17, 2008 at 19:33:15
Name: Douglas Leary
Location: Victoria, BC Canada
Date: Tuesday, April 8, 2008 at 18:17:21
Ray -I am astounded and very appreciative of your wonderful website with it's wealth of info about you and your great knives. I look forward to ordering and getting my hands on on of your creations in the next year or so.Keep up the good work!Doug
Name: John Piet
Location: Southfield, Michigan United States
Date: Friday, March 21, 2008 at 01:16:21
I have a fine appreciation for hand made knives, and have what one might consider a small collection of handmade and antique knives. I am a sculptor who did a complete series sculptures influenced by knives. Where can I view them I found this site on google looking up my own work. what is your site. iguess google knows ? John Piet
Name: Michael Jarrett
Location: Martinez, Ga. USA
Date: Monday, March 10, 2008 at 08:43:35
Your knives are works of art.
Name: Marcus Boone
Location: Pensacola, FL 45732
Date: Friday, February 1, 2008 at 21:45:14
Live in Ohio now; moving back to Pensacola later this month, (was borne in Niceville...gool ole Boggy Bayou).
Name: Ernie Brumage
Location: Middletown, MD USA
Date: Monday, January 14, 2008 at 15:15:45
I just finished spending 2-1/2 hours on your website and I just wanted to say "thanks" for sharing so much with us. Your location, cabin, shop, etc., are what my dreams are made of! How wonderful it must be to live in a place where your worries include keeping the bears out of your shop! To quote the title of an old country song "Joe Sure Knows How to Live", I think a similar song replacing "Joe" with "Ray" would certainly be appropriate! I am in the "baby" stages of learning to make knives and I hope I can someday achieve at least a portion of your skill working with steel, and not to mention, finding a location such as yours to do my work!
Name: Guerini Daniele
Location: Cerro al Lambro Milano, Italia
Date: Saturday, January 5, 2008 at 15:12:32
Non ci sono parole Complimenti is a Beautiful...........
Name: John W
Location: Spokane, WA
Date: Tuesday, January 1, 2008 at 14:18:58
I have a new favortite site. Looking forward to seeing your work in person.
Name: Misty Hanson
Location: Houston, TX USA
Date: Monday, December 31, 2007 at 09:05:31
Love the Metal Work. I am trying to get a unique Knife for a special Knife collector. He is my father and is turning 60.
Name: Dave Durham A.S.
Location: Horseshoe Bend , Arkansas united states
Date: Friday, December 28, 2007 at 11:10:34
Mr. Rogers, Thanks so much for a great website very imformative for a guy just trying to figure this knifemaking thingamagig dohicky stuff out! Very nice shop layout and Great looking knives.Shows great talent and attention to detail. Must have taken years of hard work to get where you are. Thanks Again Dave
Name: John Buso
Date: Tuesday, December 25, 2007 at 22:21:08
Again,thank you for sharing so much.
Name: Patti Diefenbach
Location: Columbiaville, Mi USA
Date: Tuesday, December 11, 2007 at 10:02:51
Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful talent with us. You are a wonderful artist, keep up the good work!
Name: Daniel Henson
Location: Idaho, United States Of America
Date: Monday, December 3, 2007 at 19:45:04
I just wanted to say that your "Rayzor" is brilliant. I've been looking for this exact kind of personal carry for a year, but know one I've looked at had any. You do truly have a gift, sir.
Name: atzeni roberto
Location: cagliari,, sardegna italia
Date: Tuesday, November 20, 2007 at 18:10:09
complimenti bei coltelli finiture ecellenti .bella anche la tua cita'il parco
Name: Oskar Kettler
Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Date: Friday, November 16, 2007 at 08:45:44
you have a gift my friend and I hope to learn the art of knife making, and as someone said here before me " I'll take one of each"
Name: Tony Burton
Location: Spalding, Lincolnshire England
Date: Saturday, October 6, 2007 at 13:55:14
What a great web site packed with information and great knives. As a new knife maker here in England it is much appreciated that experianced knife maker share their knowledge. Thanks
Name: John Bowden
Location: Milwaukee, WI USA
Date: Wednesday, September 26, 2007 at 05:26:54
Thank you for sharing so much, Ray. I surfed overto you from Mike Janich's review of your Rayzor. I'd really like to do some knifemaking (folders) at some point (after I perfect sharpening/polishing edges.) If you are ever going to be in Milwaukee or the coulee region of western Wisconsin, drop me a note and I'll buy you lunch.
Name: Judy Fisher
Location: Pensacola Beach, Fl USA
Date: Monday, August 27, 2007 at 19:19:42
You are blessed with a great talent and a beautiful place,Judy
Name: David McEye
Location: Bel Air, Maryland USA
Date: Wednesday, August 22, 2007 at 04:33:38
Great website, very informative, beautiful knives! Very thoughtful approach to a wonderful craft! May you be happy in your work! ;-David
Name: Danko Malek
Location: Nasice, n/a Croatia
Date: Friday, August 17, 2007 at 07:38:50
Man, you are living my dream! my great wish is to become a knifemaker and finally to get to live in nature ( my choice would be a house on an island in mediterannean, but hey..)Love your site! Love your work. I'll check to see what are ship-to-europe possibilities and maybe I'll get an order, too. Thanks for your work!Danko
Name: Zach Scheer
Location: Mobile, AL
Date: Thursday, July 12, 2007 at 21:27:51
Great Web Site Thank You For All The Great Info
Name: Jan Garcia
Location: Plano, TX USA
Date: Tuesday, July 3, 2007 at 20:53:18
I received the knife you made for me RAYZOR II. It was well worth the wait.It's a work of art!
Name: Ron Foster
Location: Joplin, MO USA
Date: Thursday, June 28, 2007 at 10:20:58
Looks like a wonderful place to live and create knives.
Location: sunderland, wearside ENGLAND
Date: Friday, May 18, 2007 at 11:52:53
YOU LUCKY BUGGER WHAT A GREAT PLACE TO WORK AND LIVEGOOD LUCK WITH THE WEATHER.
Location: Castlerea, Ireland - Poland
Date: Saturday, May 12, 2007 at 18:17:07
Great side - the best on the web !!Swietna strona - najlepsza w sieci
Name: david winn
Location: durham, england
Date: Sunday, April 22, 2007 at 11:33:41
very cool site luvin it and metallica rules
Name: Larry Giacobbe
Location: New Hope, PA U.S.A.
Date: Thursday, April 19, 2007 at 18:35:20
Best do it yourself knife page on the web!!!!!!
Location: Beea, KY USA
Date: Sunday, March 25, 2007 at 19:13:29
Name: Skip Slocum
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Date: Tuesday, March 20, 2007 at 18:44:24
Hay Ray,,thanks for letting us look,,i enjoyed the shop tour,,drop me a line any time you wanna vist about sharp pointy things.Skip
Name: kirk warren
Location: merritt island, fl usa
Date: Wednesday, March 14, 2007 at 23:43:50
WOW! i'll take one of each...
Location: Singapore, Singapore
Date: Tuesday, March 6, 2007 at 22:33:59
I have a project to create a knife in 2 weeks, you site really helps in my thinking process, thank you.
Name: Marcus J. boone
Location: Millfiled, OH USA
Date: Saturday, March 3, 2007 at 13:42:47
I make fixed blade knives but desire to progress into folders too. Your site has helped. Outstanding site! Thank you. Marcus
Name: Randy Young
Location: Olympia, WA US
Date: Thursday, March 1, 2007 at 12:35:59
This is a great site. My dad would have loved it. He was a tool and die maker and loved having a shop at home. The making of a good knife has always been of interest to me, and I sure appreciate the time you took to put this all together.
Name: john yarbrough
Location: star, id
Date: Tuesday, February 27, 2007 at 22:59:34
Great site--Thanks. I am just getting started in this and I will find your site very useful. Thanks again for the great tips.Best Regards,John Yarbrough
Name: peter coxall
Location: fleet, hampshire UK
Date: Tuesday, February 27, 2007 at 12:10:15
keep up the good work, your pretty smart, im gunna make a furnace =) oh and you got a nice place mate, it would be weird being out in the wild like that bet its good, oh and do you go shooting ?regards Pete
Name: James Rochez-Maggs
Location: Guildford, Surrey England
Date: Tuesday, February 27, 2007 at 12:09:41
Looks like you`ve got a nice place here mate, must be nice to be out in the wild.Building a small mworkshop myself at the moment so if i get round to making a furnice il send you some pics, keep up the hard workregards James
Name: zack goodwin
Location: south coffeyville, ok us
Date: Wednesday, February 14, 2007 at 08:11:31
liked your site. heres a good ole boy salute from oklahoma
Location: Poplar Bluff, MO USA
Date: Monday, February 12, 2007 at 07:11:56
Love the site. Great looking knives and the critter pics were a delight. Thanks
Name: Jean-Baptiste Giroux
Location: Rathwell, Manitoba Canada
Date: Friday, February 2, 2007 at 15:50:29
this site is a gold mind for those like myself wanting to make folding knives!
Name: F M Barron
Location: mississauga , ontario canada
Date: Monday, January 29, 2007 at 15:47:54
RayYour shop looks really clean. How much was an insulated cargo container?ThanksFrank
Name:Marcial dos Santos
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Date: Tuesday, January 23, 2007 at 21:23:50
Very cool and friendly site, too much for learn. Thank you for sharing.
Name: James C. Taylor Jr.
Location: Vidalia, La. USA
Date: Sunday, January 14, 2007 at 20:07:57
I enjoyed the tutorial of your folder using a nickle to lay it out. I am waiting to order a Grizzly grinder and get back into making custom knives. I made three small knives about ten years ago and started on a large bowie the hard way using files,sandpaper, and a bench grinder. My intrest was rekindled when I saw Grizzly had a grinder for $395.00. I am looking forward to getting back into making custom knives, and would appreciate any advice you could offer. Thanks.
Name: james L. Keith
Location: clayton, ga usa
Date: Wednesday, January 3, 2007 at 23:15:21
excellent tutorial on the liner lock knife!! a personal favorite of mine.
Name:Frank and Cheryl Auditore
Location: Acworth, GA U S A
Date: Friday, December 8, 2006 at 21:28:49
Looks like you have a GREAT way of life. It's beautiful out in that part of the country. I'll talk to you again sometime.
Location: Houston, TX USA
Date: Friday, December 1, 2006 at 13:25:50
Thank you for the Xmas card and it is so cool to review your site again! I envy your life in many ways....V
Date: Friday, November 24, 2006 at 20:13:36
ray enjoyed your web site looks like you really have a good time kepp up the great work .john
Name: Lynn Farlee
Location: Bowling Green, Ky U.S
Date: Thursday, November 16, 2006 at 23:55:24
Location: louisbourg, nova scotia canada
Date: Monday, November 13, 2006 at 17:42:59
great setup in paradise
Name: Bob M Hough
Location: BullHead City, Az US
Date: Monday, August 28, 2006 at 18:20:43
Very interesting, I am considering trying this and am looking for all the info I can. I am 70 rys young and need to find something to do, and I've always loved knives.Any help or advise would be greatly appreciated.
Name: robert jeffries
Date: Tuesday, August 15, 2006 at 21:19:11
Ray; It is good to see great knives . Your site is cool.
Love your state ,always a blessing from the lord just to see his creation and the gift he gave you. The ability to make knives.
Name: Robert Mutch
Location: Legal, AB Canada
Date: Sunday, August 13, 2006 at 17:56:36
Hi Ray, Fantastic site buddy..In this day and age of mass produced crap from china it's very heartening to see that such an artistic craft is still alive. Given the fact that I'm retired military, and am looking for a second career path, you have helped me in my decision. Beautiful work and you explain the process so well. Thanks for putting up the site and sharing your knowledge. Sincerely Robert
Location: Wiesbaden, Germany
Date: Wednesday, August 9, 2006 at 08:48:06
Good design, Ray great site. I've put a link on my site.Thank's for sharing your knowledge to the knifemaking-enthusiasts. I love the folder.Axel
Location: Rochester, Victoria Australia
Date: Thursday, August 3, 2006 at 05:39:56
Hi RRay, great site mate, your obviously doin something right. How's the bears growing rapidly."A mistake is not a failure. It is something that goes wrong... and then you fix it. You never fail until you stop trying."
Name: Ron Key
Location: White Hall, AR USA
Date: Friday, July 14, 2006 at 21:06:23
Great sight with info and smiles. I think after seeing this web sight, my brother is not going to get into knife making. Great job and thanks.
Location: Boston, MA United States
Date: Tuesday, July 11, 2006 at 04:50:21
Name: Ron Foster
Location: Joplin, MO USA
Date: Tuesday, June 27, 2006 at 10:14:32
I enjoyed your site. I was wondering if you may have added windows to your shop. You live in a great place. I know I would like looking out and seeing the critters. Keep up the good work.I am just now starting to make knives. I like to visit knife makers site to see how they are doing thinks. For now that is how am learning and picking up useful info.ThanksRon Foster
Date: Friday, June 16, 2006 at 23:00:29
Name: Jana Williams
Location: Austin, TX USA
Date: Thursday, June 15, 2006 at 14:16:03
Thanks for the enlightening journey through your world. You make beautiful knives, keep forging ahead!
Name: Shad G. Moore
Location: Bremerton, , WA United States of America
Date: Thursday, June 15, 2006 at 08:31:48
The first time I saw the Rayzor Mark II series in Michael Janich's review I fell in love. I know I'm not the only one. Then I saw the original series of Rayzors and fell in love again. The straight lines struck me slightly harder than the curves of the Mark II. Ray Rogers is truly an artist.
Name: Jim Graham
Location: Kennesaw, Ga. USA
Date: Tuesday, June 6, 2006 at 19:17:56
I made a deccission Dec 04 to become a knife maker. Sents that time I've bought every book and DVD I can find on knives. Ray your tutor has help me more than anyone thing I've bought. Thanks for sharing your knowledge and I must say very well done. I hope to meet you some day, May happen at a blade show. Best reguards Jim
Name: John M Smith
Location: Strasburg, OH USA
Date: Saturday, June 3, 2006 at 19:12:17
Awesome knives!!And a great website too.Thanks for all the good info.I've always been into knives, but have just recently took an interest in custom knife making.Your knives have given me something to aspire to.
Name: Arno Gunther
Location: Florianopolis, SC Brazil
Date: Friday, May 26, 2006 at 14:17:24
Great knives, great shop, great place to live and...
great work partners!
Name: DENNIS HOLCOMBE
Location: asheville, nc usa
Date: Tuesday, May 9, 2006 at 08:42:52
LOVE YOUR SITE AND YOUR SHOP,WILL TRY TO USE YOUR TUTORIAL ON LOCKBLADE, THAT IS WHEN MY FINGERS HEAL UP FROM THE LAST KNIFE I MADE, THANKS AGAIN,
Name: Charles Lowy
Location: Hoboken, NJ USA
Date: Saturday, May 6, 2006 at 14:29:53
Especially like your blades incorporating 'razor'
look. Imagine the prices commensurate
with their beauty. Though who knows, maybe I'll
get one sooner rather than later. Charles
Name: Daniel Beatty
Location: Coffs Harbour, NSW Australia
Date: Monday, May 1, 2006 at 06:33:39
Interesting, Just starting out and found this very helpfull. Thanks
Location: Sequim, WA USA
Date: Saturday, April 29, 2006 at 12:29:43
Love your knives. Quality, quality, quality.
Location: Fresno, CA United States
Date: Friday, April 21, 2006 at 22:58:02
I want one. This person is a true artisan!
Name:tom mc ginnis
Location: Ozark, MO USA
Date: Sunday, March 19, 2006 at 18:47:54
Name: Charles Fulton
Location: Westerville, Ohio USA
Date: Friday, March 3, 2006 at 11:52:39
saw the article in "Tactical Knives".
Name: Kurt and Glenda
Location: Black Forest, CO USA
Date: Sunday, February 19, 2006 at 13:17:50
I havent smiled so much in a long time! I like making things, and I knife is on my list. Thanks for the primer and the laughs!
Name: P. Tamrongopas
Location: BKK, Thailand
Date: Thursday, February 2, 2006 at 03:12:39
Thank you for your website is very good and I like to live near nature in the same your life and Love knifes too
Name: Junyi Bo
Location: Wichita, KS
Date: Friday, January 27, 2006 at 19:19:05
What a wild life you have out there, far away from the city. very very nice!
Name: TETLOCK KNIVES
Location: PRINCE ALBERT, SASK CANADA
Date: Wednesday, January 11, 2006 at 14:09:23
WENT THROUGH YOUR WEB SITE VERY NICE THE SHOP IS GREAT VERY WELL ORGANIZED. IM INTERESTED IN MANY THINGS IN THE SHOP .LIKE THE ARGON GAS ON YOUR PARAGON ,WERE WOULD I GET THE PARTS THAT ARE ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE OVEN? we need to talk.LET ME KNOW WHAT WOULD BE A GOOD TIME? thats wayne
Name: Alvin Curry
Location: La Porte, TEXAS USA
Date: Wednesday, November 23, 2005 at 16:34:59
visited for the first time, after talking to Big Ed, and you do great work. Hope to get you to make me a knife one day when I decide on another one. Loved your neighbors, the bears. I love that part of America and have visited Leavenworth about 23 years back. Have a blessed day!
Name: Kevin B.
Date: Wednesday, November 23, 2005 at 08:52:58
Mr. Rogers, not only do you appear to be a very skilled man in actual life, but your website is great as well! The tutorial is a very nice explanation on how knifemakers do all the nifty objects people like myself buy from them, and the tour of Wauconda with all its furry inhabitants is really uplifting! You've got to love the "skwirls" and the bears.The life you're living looks very unsual and energizing, good for you! Thanks for putting up this nice website, and keep up crafting theses blades! ;-)
Name: ERIC AND TERRI
Location: thomasville, nc usa
Date: Sunday, November 20, 2005 at 20:37:16
we would like to tell how much we enjoyed this web sight. God has turly blessed you with a talent for making knives they are awesome. and the blessing of having a place that is the closest in our opion to God creations before man. just think of what heaven will be like.God Bless and thanks again for sharing.
Name: Branko Ilic
Location: SABAC, SCG SRBIJA
Date: Sunday, November 6, 2005 at 09:03:19
THE GREAT SITE.
Location: LaVergne, Tn. U.S.
Date: Saturday, November 5, 2005 at 15:26:57
I took your suggestion and looked over your web site. I have little use for city life but your somewhere between lost and found. You haven't got to worry about any terrorist activity and you have plenty of time to think.
Name: robert medina
Location: fayetteville, arkansas
Date: Wednesday, October 26, 2005 at 12:44:35
Name: Ron Foster
Location: Joplin, MO USA
Date: Thursday, October 6, 2005 at 10:26:38
I enjoyed your wild life neighbors. It would appear that you have just about everything you need.I don't make knives (yet) but working towards it. At least I need to get to beating on some hot metal. Those shipping containers make nice work shops and can be secured well. They would get pretty hot in this part of the country though.Take care.Ron Foster
Name: Dick Waites
Location: Broomfield, CO USA
Date: Thursday, September 22, 2005 at 15:35:09
I bought the Eskimo/African filet knife and you made a folder for me as well. I miss the contact and one liners I enjoyed while palavoring over these knives. Keep up the great work. Watch the bears!
Location: Baltimore, Md USA
Date: Sunday, August 28, 2005 at 08:26:14
I like the tutoral.I am getting ready to get into folders and this looks like a good way to start. Got anything on lock back'sKeep it up.Larry
Location: new harbour, nl CANADA
Date: Monday, August 22, 2005 at 10:04:33
Hi I'm a new knife maker and I think I could learn a lot from this site, thanks for posting itdean
Name: Cpl Luce
Location: Reno, nv usa
Date: Thursday, August 11, 2005 at 01:31:55
Great website. I hope to have you build one for me! Nobody appreciates a good knife like a Marine does
Location: Clinton, AR USA
Date: Thursday, August 4, 2005 at 09:56:01
Your site is very informative and interesting. The tutorial is one of the clearest and best that I have seen. I found your site from the Knife network. Loved the visit of your home and workshop. Very nice website!
Location: bloomington, il usa
Date: Sunday, July 24, 2005 at 21:32:52
you know my father in law dave. ive heard good things about you and it is good to see the pics of your shop. do me a favor and tell dave hi for jeni and i and make sure he stays out of trouble, or not. what ever works
Name: Sergej Jakobi
Location: Garner, N.C. USA
Date: Friday, July 22, 2005 at 15:22:43
hey mr. rogers how are you? i really enjoyed your page, your page is awesome i loved it right now i am 17 yrs old and i am fascinated in knives you gave me some ideas how to build my 1st knife i might be able to send you a picture of it when ever i finish it thanks again bye
Name: Pieter Erasmus
Location: Pretoria-North, Gauteng South Africa
Date: Monday, July 18, 2005 at 16:07:40
I visited your site July 2004. (About time) I am interested in the Rockwell tester, but the payment method is a problem.
Name: arthur stokes
Location: cornelius, nc usa
Date: Monday, July 11, 2005 at 19:46:07
just had to get back to you to let you know how much i enjoyed the photos of your critters and your home, be careful of the bears they can be pretty unpredictable and hope they dont decide to make a meal out of you,i love your sense of humor, needed a good laugh today......
Name: arthur j. stokes jr.
Location: cornelius, nc usa
Date: Monday, July 11, 2005 at 19:24:09
enjoyed the section on how to make a folding knife,now i know why it costs more to make a handmade knife....... It takes alot of hard work.....
Location: Rochester, Victoria Australia
Date: Monday, July 4, 2005 at 21:04:44
Ray you have an excellent site with a lot of information, congratulations. The bears and the sqirrels a great I am sure my grandaughters will love them. I look forward to having another chin wag with you.regards from The Great Southland "AUSTRALIA"
Name: Jacques Delfosse
Location: Geel, prov. antwerpen Belgium
Date: Friday, July 1, 2005 at 12:25:07
Comments: thank you Ray for a so nicesite and all the tutorials you show !I enjoy also your life style and your place in the mountains ! nice to have bears ans squirells " at home " :):):)best regards,jacques delfosse,secretary & founder of " the Belgian Knife's Society " NPA
Name: Terry Miller
Location: Orrville, Ohio USA
Date: Friday, July 1, 2005 at 00:17:20
I came to your site to check out your knives, i still havn't seen them yet. I got into the bears your shop where you live. I am very envious you are living the dream i have had since i was a boy. I even made it out to Washington state a few years ago was hard to leave it but I had two kids to raise on my own. Your a lucky man. Thank you for all the info on here and in the CKf Its very much appreciated.
Name: John C. Mattas
Location: Amsterdam, NY USA
Date: Tuesday, June 28, 2005 at 17:49:09
Have recently begun collecting straigh razors for their technical and asthetic beauty. 6-05
Name: Doug Pitner
Location: Kent, WA usa
Date: Monday, June 27, 2005 at 00:44:33
What a great site.
Name: Andrew Moore
Location: Huntsville, Tx America
Date: Thursday, May 26, 2005 at 17:47:01
Hello Raymond.. I remember you as Moose.. I'm Ed Moore's youngest brother..Ed told me about your site... your work is beautiful.. you have a gift.. take care and God bless.
Name: CARL E. MUMAW
Location: SAVONA, NY USA
Date: Saturday, March 26, 2005 at 01:53:15
You make me envious. My shop is very small compared to yours and I have a third of your tools. Maybe!
Name: OYEOLU NGBADA
Location: LOME, LOME TOGO
Date: Friday, March 4, 2005 at 10:16:30
I LOVE THIS SITE SO MUCH
Location: Windsor, Ontario Canada
Date: Saturday, February 19, 2005 at 13:44:57
Great site. I enjoyed reading through it all. Nice place too. I just want to thank you for the PRICELESS information and pics. I'm a biginner knife maker and an alian in my city. One day I'll have a shop like yours, 'til then Ill keep admiring.. keep up the good work
Name: Dave Barker
Location: kristiansund, NORWAY
Date: Friday, January 28, 2005 at 11:09:36
I asked you to make something stick tang, and boy did you deliver. Possibly the best blades i have had the priveledge to own.. but then this is only my first order... Looks like i better find my wallet !
Location: Lome,Kara Togo
Date: Friday, January 21, 2005 at 15:50:00
A very nice site keep it up
Name: Dennis Beaulieu
Location: Stella , nc usa
Date: Sunday, January 16, 2005 at 08:36:51
Enjoyed your site with all the added entertainment.One would not think, by looking at the “roughness” of the area, that you would produce such beautiful cutlery.
Name: B. Strickland
Location: Rancho Cordova, CA USA
Date: Saturday, January 15, 2005 at 14:31:24
Love your site and your knives!! (and the bears of course) It's a pleasure to find someone who talks knives and making in a way that the beginner can follow and enjoy.
Name: Wade Guinn
Location: Maurertown, VA USA
Date: Wednesday, January 5, 2005 at 21:07:35
Very interesting site I like your knives.
Name:Jean Pierre Selleslaghs
Date: Monday, January 3, 2005 at 03:44:51
Very nice website, a real joy to visit.Beautiful knives too, especially the kitchen knives have a seldom seen elegance and beauty. (very nice handle materials)Kind regardsJean Pierre
Name: Dwane Oliver
Location: Bloomfield, NMDate: Saturday, January 1, 2005 at 11:30:58
I read your tutorial on a linerlock , I should have read it 3 days ago, GREAT JOB . I'm going to go start over on the one in the shop. Keep up the good work. Real nice knives too.
Location: rowland, nc usa
Date: Saturday, December 25, 2004 at 14:35:49
Virgil i received my knife today 12 25 04 i love it.I cant belive how great the workmenship.Thanks so much. Merry Christmas to you and yours.Willie&Helen Collins
Location: Waukegan, IL USA
Date: Tuesday, December 21, 2004 at 12:59:13
Merry Christmas, Ray! Nancy and I wish you a wonderful 2005!
Location: laramie, wy usa
Date: Sunday, December 19, 2004 at 20:59:34
your knives are spectacular
Name: Jerry Shorter
Location: Carson City, Nevada USA
Date: Thursday, December 16, 2004 at 18:55:29
Ray: I just got done going all thru youir site and I find it delightful especially Meet the Bears and your Winter Olympics. Looks like you live in a really nice place. My wife and I are looking at places up around Kettle Falls.for retirement. Any way Great site. Jerry
Name: Lyle Tidwell
Location: Cleveland, Tx Liberty
Date: Sunday, October 3, 2004 at 12:05:42
Very well done. thanks for all the info. your bears were nice thanks for the vist...
Name: victor follington
Location: paris, canada
Date: Sunday, September 26, 2004 at 16:33:23
hey i love your knives espialy the mountian ones
Name: Virgil Campbell
Location: Moose Pass, Alaska USA
Date: Sunday, September 19, 2004 at 01:59:29
Hello From AlaskaJust had to let you know how much I enjoyed your sight and your sense of humor. I make knives in a rural setting although not as rural as yours. If I ever get to your neck of the woods I would very much enjoy meeting you and talking knives. My shop door is always open, cold beer, hot coffee, and a couple power hammers if you come this way.Thanks again.Virgil
Name: Joe Olson
Location: Buhl , Idaho USA
Date: Sunday, September 12, 2004 at 15:33:57
This site rocks...its like someomne took my dream of running up in the mountains to make knives with everyting I could want to use while doing it, then made a web site that made it look even better! WOw lots of fantasy material here for my private little interior dreamscape!
Name: glen boomhower
Location: lansing, mi u.s.a.
Date: Wednesday, September 8, 2004 at 22:12:22
great looking chef knives!
Name:Mikel G. Edwards (In Beijing, China)
Location: Beijing, ChinaDate: Wednesday, September 1, 2004 at 15:04:45
Back in Beijing now. Nice to have met you. Still having email problems. to much spam. Likely will call you in the next few days. Now that I am back in China I finally saw all your photos on your site. they are great!! also your web site works well here in China which is good news. More to follow. I also just sent you another email. More to follow. Mikel
Name: LOIS RADAU
Location: SAN JOSE, CA U.S.A.
Date: Thursday, August 12, 2004 at 11:41:33
YOUR LUCKY TO BE IN SUCH A BEAUTIFUL AREA. WENT TO YOURWEB SITE TO SEE KNIFES BUT WAS CAUGHT UP WITH YOU PICTURES OF YOUR HOME AND SURROUNDINGS.
Name:Don Carlos Andrade
Location: 29Palms, CA USA
Date: Tuesday, August 10, 2004 at 18:40:02
Hello Ray, Thanks for responding to my question about anvils in the forum. I am really excited to see your site, and especially that you make kitchen knives, and super nice ones to boot! I have worked as a professional chef, and spend most of my time creating sculpture these days, and am reving-up to making my own knives and tools. I suppose that most of what I have to express here is the excitement in seeing other makers doing unique cutlery for the kitchen....that seems to be the place I use the knife most, so that is where I will begin in creating knives, both for myself and hopefully for others too. Thanks Sincerely, Don Carlos Andrade
Name: Francois Fouché
Location: Kimberley, South Africa
Date: Tuesday, August 10, 2004 at 13:32:23
Great site - been looking at quite a few the last month or so. Yours is one of the better ones !! Thanx.
Name: Bill Thomas
Location: Lynden, WA USA
Date: Sunday, August 8, 2004 at 13:08:38
Missed seeing you this summer. I'm doing good. Arm and leg OK. Still breaking rocks. Doctor said I should not drive for 6 months. So have been staying close to home. Checked out your bears of 2004. Neat Pix. Knapperbill
Location: Bassfield, MS USA
Date: Sunday, August 8, 2004 at 04:33:01
Just wanted to say thanks for the linner lock tutorial, I've been strugling with linner lock design and thanks to you I've got a working prototype of my own design.Thanks, Will
Name: Pieter Erasmus
Location: Pretoria, Gauteng South Africa
Date: Monday, July 26, 2004 at 15:13:54
Thanks for a very usefull and non-selfish site.I dreamt for more than 40years to start this knifemaking hobby. I started June 2004 and stumbled on your site.Thanks again.
Name: Raymond G
Location: Eureka, Ca USA
Date: Sunday, July 11, 2004 at 18:02:46
Never in a million years did I ever expect to find anything so cool from such a place as Wauconda! I used to live up in your neck of the woods...a little place on the East fork of Cougar Creek...Imagine that! LOL
Location: Kingsport, Tn usa
Date: Thursday, June 3, 2004 at 18:10:05
Thanks for all the help on the C.N.D. and the info on the steel.I find myself often looking back on your site for inspiration.Thanks again....Jim
Name: Christie Cotton
Location: houston, tx USA
Date: Tuesday, May 25, 2004 at 00:27:24
Hi RAy! you know my dad roy cotton.. i was jus lookin at on the internet at knives.. thanks for my green and white knife it was awesome! Thanks! bye!
Name: steve athey
Location: riverside, ca usa
Date: Tuesday, April 20, 2004 at 13:30:31
i am new at this,and i enjoy it....it a lot harder than i thought.thanks steve athey
Name: Ray Matton
Location: Cold Lake, Alberta Canada
Date: Friday, April 16, 2004 at 15:55:57
Thanks Ray for your great site and tutorials. Also thank you for your advice and comments on knife making.
Name: Gary Slyvester
Location: Noblesville, IndDate: Thursday, April 15, 2004 at 11:41:00
Hey Bubba, I`ve been in your site a couple of times & always enjoyed it. You are one lucky dude livin out there,love to do that myself
Name: Budd Williamson
Location: Greer, SCDate: Friday, April 9, 2004 at 14:43:44
I LOVED YOUR WEBSITE. VERY INFORMATIVE.SOUNDS LIKE YOU HAVE KNIFEMAKING WELL ORGANIZED. I WAS AT FT.LEWIS MANY YEARS AGO, AND BECAME FAMILIAR WITH THE RURALWA. LANDSCAPE. I LOVE THE AREA.
Name: CJ Fisk
Date: Friday, April 9, 2004 at 14:42:44
This is a great site. It has very good information.Thank you
Name: ARNEL CASIM ANSELMO
Date: Friday, April 9, 2004 at 14:40:47
great source of know-how.Thank you.I'll appreciate very much if you could send me some tips on heat treatment of different kind of metals used in knife making.
Name: ALBERT KING
Location: RICHMOND HILL , ONT Canada
Date: Friday, April 9, 2004 at 14:39:51
LOVE THE BEARSTHANKS FOR MACKING MY DAYAND THANKS FOR THE LOOK AT YOUR SHOP LOVETHE SET UP
Name: shane ivie
Date: Friday, April 9, 2004 at 14:38:09
Im very geleous ! Youve got a beautifull place. Your knives are very impressive. Your a tremendous person for all the advice you give to people in the CKD forums. What I would give to spend a week and just watch you work on knives. Im just starting stock removal and knife building. Ive collected knives all my life and love the outdoors and hunting thats why im so jeleous of your surroundings....take care and many thanks for the help you give me in the forums. ShaneMy name in CKD is SKIVIE ....
Location: lima, peru peru
Date: Wednesday, April 7, 2004 at 02:06:43
Location: Kent, WA USA
Date: Thursday, March 18, 2004 at 01:48:32
Your knives rock....glad to see such a dedicated artist keep the skill alive
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