Ted’s Dad was a novice knife maker and made forged blades. Ted made
his first knife on a forge around the age of 14. He did not start making
knives at that age but it was always in the back of his mind. About 10
years ago while hunting in South Texas with friends, Ted got very
frustrated as it seems he was spending all his time sharpening
everyone’s knives. This renewed his interest in making knives as he knew
he could make a knife that would out perform the knives they were using.
While attending a knife show in Austin TX, Ted saw Reggie Barker, John
Fitch and Jim Crowell putting on a cutting exhibition that hooked him.
While his focus is on performance, he loves making good looking knives.
With makers like Warren Osborne looking over his shoulder giving subtle
critiques, his goal is to make each knife better than the previous.
Ted feels that the Bladesports International Cutting competition is
the single most influential thing he has participated in. Performance is
a must and the knife makers he comes in contact with are some of the
best in the business. They encompass all phases of knife making from
both forged and stock removal. Currently Ted holds all 3 Bladesport
records for cutting. Cutting a 2x4 in half (1.845 seconds), cutting a
bundle of 15 one inch ropes in a single stroke and a row of 20 half
liter filled water bottles in a single stroke
You will not be disappointed with an Ott Knife!
Ott Knives is striving to hand craft
custom knives possible,
utilizing the modern heat-treating technology,
along with cryogenics
and state of art alloy steels. This
creates a blade
with maximum performance and a one of a kind
addition to your collection.
Ott Knives works to give you the
best hand made knives
Custom knife maker Ted Ott is from Elgin, Texas. He
does all of his own work and takes pride in each knife. His attention to
detail is just one aspect that stands out in Ott knives. Each knife has it
own unique feel. Ted takes pride in his work and loves making knives. He
enjoys making Bowies, Fighters, Competition Choppers, Hunters and anything
you can think of!
Ott Knives is a family owned business
managed by Ted and his
Postal 154 Elgin Woods Lane
Elgin, Texas 78621-3604
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