Satisfied Customers Photos and Comments
Here are just a few of our many satisfied Customers...
Dave and some of his IKW knife collection.
Since this photo was taken he and his wife, Jo,
have added to their collection. see statement
Doc Togden with his Big Bowie at Laughing Water Ranch in Montana
Doug surprises his family with IKW hook knives in 1995
Mike with Monte and his new IKW Bowie
1999 - Neil and his son
Montana hunt with IKW hook knife
Jeff and his IKW knives
Steven and his IKW knives
Christmas of 2001 - Brothers & their IKW Bowies.
Idaho Knife Works Collection
Big Medicine, w/his IKW Rifleman's Knife and French Folder
Big Medicine's Buck 2006
Charlie - Platte River NE... good customer who also became our friend - Rest in Eternal Peace!
Charlie of the Platte River, NE
Tristan, 2nd Lt-serving in IRAQ 3/'07 w/Long Hunter Bowie
Bud-Happy 59th BD!
Ted re-enacts Jim Bowie @ The Alamo with his Fighter Bowie
Ted served twice in IRAQ
Robert in Texas - The Knife I Carry
May'09 BLADE Magazine
"Bob said his brother didn't have much but, what he did have is knives!!"
Mr Darcy Feb06
note saddle mounted knife
Dec07 Eric "ON DUTY" w/1847 Bowie at his side!
( click here to see Robert's comments about our knives )
Grandpa and AJ
Hello Debbie and Mike,
You made me a Cliff Hunter with Osage Orange scales back in 2002. After 7 years of hunting, camping, canoeing and rafting I am as delighted with it as the day it arrived in the mail. While it holds an edge well, it also resharpens easily. Skinning and quartering an elk, my hunting partners will struggle to keep their knives sharp, or more often use multiple knives to finish the task. A quick pass over a sharpening steel and my Cliff Hunter is back at it in peak condition.
The ergonomics are also great. It fits in my hand very well and seems "natural". The blade design is excellent for hunting, but also serves as an outstanding camp knife--the role it actually plays most often. Prior to getting my knife from you I had had a number of high priced premium manufacture's knives break or shatter. Your knife with its hard edge, but softer back, has never failed me.
Not only was the knife outstanding, but I still clearly, after 7 years, remember what a great job the both of you did in ensuring I selected the right knife for my needs and that some custom touches, such as a lanyard hole in the handle, were included.
I felt that after 7 years of using such an outstanding product I really owed it to you to write you and say thank you!
P.S. Do you have a guess on how old the actual Osage Orange wood in the handle is?
Mike, his new hat & IKW Knives
Russell's God Son gets his Eagle Scout and Cliff Knife!
I was given an IKW Hunter Companion knife by my friend Bob Finney. The knife looked good, but I didn't know how well it would perform. Well it is deer season now in Texas and I field dressed a deer this past weekend. The knife was a pleasure to use. The size and shape of the blade is perfect for field dressing. The position (height) of the cutting edge in relation to the handle seemed to make the knife easier to handle. I have many good quality comercially made knives that will not be making many hunting trips now as my IKW is the new favorite. Thanks for a great knife.
PS - I am one of your satisfied customers
July 2010 - Bill w/new 308 Win & IKW Hunter Companion
Melisa's IKW Cliff and Ulu Knives
Hi Deb & Mike the Mann,
Thanks so much for the two knives! I absolutely love them! They are both very elegant and neither take up much space in a totally functional capacity. I am very impressed also with the aesthetics! The wood, metal, and leather work is both refined and rustic, which is totally me...
I honestly haven’t tried them yet on anything. I suppose I will have to let you both know how that goes over a longer period of time...
The Cliff Canoe Knife I think will be the most useful and celebrated.
The ulu will be something more of an cultural/anthropological journey for me, to fit in a little better with the natives up in Alaksa. I think I’ll also just use the ulu for food – and particularly meets like fish that I often buy off the locals, keeping its function hygienically separate.
The leather sheaths are also very well done. I won’t have any issues feeling pride in owning these knives for decades and making good use of them.
So I’m an impressed customer... Well done
Patrick, Ultimate K-9 "Ready to Rambo"
Joe w/IKW boot knife got this pig with open sights at 64 yards w/22 - made 80 pounds of sausage and chops.
Hi Mike and Debbie,
I am just back from a cycling trip in northern Laos and Thailand with our elder daughter.
On the road I met this young girl. You can't start early enough to use a knife!
I still like the knife you have made for me, thanks so much!
Best regards from The Netherlands,
From: Barb and Tom
Sent: Sunday, July 30, 2017 1:57 PM
Subject: The Beautiful Lady
Here is my Lady Cliff at the headwaters of the Noatak River in Northwest Alaska at the start of our 30 day canoe trip.
From: Jake Tanner
Sent: Thursday, July 20, 2017 7:47 AM
Subject: Knife Update
Anyways, I love it! From the sheath, to the mosaic pins on the handle, to even the width of the blade... It's perfect. It also feels great in my hand. I haven't done anything with it other than open one piece of mail with it....it's almost to pretty to use haha.
Here is a picture (sorry for the poor quality) of my son Colt Reid Tanner. Above him (unloaded) is his Colt .22 Scout single action made in the early 70's and then his two IKW knifes. His cowboy action rig will be complete when we get his belt and holster.
I want to again express my appreciation for everything. I wouldn't know you from Adam, but you can tell through our few conversations, y'all are genuinely great people. Unfortunately, it's sort of a challenge to find the perfect blend of good people, good business, and a good product.... and in this case American made as well. All I can say is I am happy I found IKW and look forward to our future transactions.
Take care and wish y'all the best!
From: Kenneth Weldon
Sent: Friday, May 3, 2019 2:25 PM
To: idaho knife works
Subject: Long term review.
After 6 years of daily (almost)carry, hunting, fishing, foraging and even a little roadside motorcycle repair, this is truely the best all around knife that I've ever had.
Ron in Denali
long time friend and knife user!
Collin's First Buck!