Spyderco Inc.
820 Spyderco Way
Golden, CO 80403-8053

Phone: (303) 279-8383
Toll-Free: (800) 525-7770

Since starting Spyderco we’ve been told our knives are different, peculiar, even out there. All true. Thinking beyond established knife industry barriers allowed us to introduce new and radical innovations to the knife culture including: One-hand opening, serrations on a folder, and a clip to attach a knife to a pocket.

Making knives that consistently deliver reliable high-performance requires an ongoing commitment to testing. In our million-dollar testing facility we examine edge retention with a CATRA machine, look for rust development with Q-FOG, check the force needed to open and close a knife. We also repeatedly test for stress, wear, optimal heat-treating, and actively search for higher quality, performance enhancing steels and materials. As a customer you probably don’t think about this, or much care, but it allows us to put forth a promise. When you purchase a Spyderco you are buying a high-quality reliable cutting tool designed and manufactured for peak performance and ergonomic comfort. Those Who Know Carry Spyderco.

Spyderco Sponsors James Clifton and Donavon Phillips in the BladeSports competitions.

Peters’ Heat Treating, Inc.


Peters’ Heat Treating, Inc.
11010 McHenry Street
Meadville, PA 16335

Phone: (814) 333-1782

Since 1979 and now into the second generation, Peters’ Heat Treating has been one of the leaders in the precision parts heat treating industry.

Whether you are a micro-precision manufacturer routinely working with tolerances of less than one ten thousandth of an inch or are manufacturing parts with less stringent tolerances, we believe you will find that Peters’ Heat Treating offers one of the best values in the industry. We make it our job to understand your industry and are experienced in offering solutions to overcome your manufacturing challenges. To offer the highest level of quality, our staff works with each client to select the proper procedures that will meet your application requirements.

The heat treat is an essential component of a great competition knife. We are proud to not only sponsor BladeSports International competitions but to also compete in them.

Peters’ Heat Treat Sponsors Dan Keffeler, Brad Stallsmith, and Luke Stallsmith in the BladeSports competitions.

L.T. Wright Handcrafted Knives


L.T. Wright Handcrafted Knives

130 B Warren Lane
Wintersville, OH 43953

Phone: (740) 317-1404

L.T. Wright Handcrafted Knives creates beautiful artisan working pieces from a name you know and trust.

Years of knowledge and experience have finally led us to the bright new future of knife-making. Our skilled, carefully selected craftsman are working hard to bring you ultra high quality, long-lasting steel you can be proud to pass on through the generations.

LTWK Sponsors Nicole Warden in the BladeSports competitions.

Jantz Supply


Jantz Supply

309 W Main
Davis, OK 73030

Phone: (580) 369-2316
Toll Free: (800) 351-8900

Jantz Supply’s goal is to promote the art of knifemaking offering the best quality products combined with unsurpassed customer service.

Jantz Sponsors the Jantz Team in the BladeSports competitions.

Big Chris Custom Knives

Big Chris is a journeyman machinist who left the position to be a stay at home dad to his four children.  Making knives was initially a hobby for Big Chris but it developed into so much more.  Big Chris Custom Knives was established in 2009 and has been growing exponentially over the past few years.  Big Chris got involved in BladeSports in January 2017 and was hooked.  He specializes in using high alloy steels that are selected for their toughness and edge holding capabilities.  Big Chris has spent the past year designing and refining his competition choppers.  He is currently working on his own line of choppers for anyone to purchase, not just BladeSports competitors.

Smoky Mountain Knife Works

2320 Winfield Dunn Pkwy
Sevierville, TN 37876 

Smoky Mountain Knife Works (SMKW) was established in 1978.When we say, “If it cuts, we carry it,” we mean it. We carry a wide variety of products: all types of knives, from traditional to tactical and from folding to fixed blade- and much more. We carry multiple lines of multi-tools, flashlights, lighters, and swords. We also have a wide selection of items to maintain and care for your knives.

Located at the gateway of the Smoky Mountains National Park, Smoky Mountain Knife Works is the “World’s largest knife store.” More than 1.5 million guests visit our 108,000 square foot knife showroom in Sevierville, TN, and millions more receive a monthly print catalog and shop at smkw.com.

Precision Metal Works

Precision Metal Works

1252 SW CR 3040
Corsicana, TX 75110

Phone: (903) 229-2884
E-mail: precisionmetalworks.tx@gmail.com

Precision Metal Works provides industrial fabrication.

Percision Metal Works Sponsors Gary Bond in the BladeSports competitions.

Iron Mountain Metal Craft


Iron Mountain Metal Craft

172 Old Mill Ave.
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
Iron Mountain Metal Craft is a working/teaching blacksmith/bladesmith shop in Pigeon Forge. IMMC offers brief lessons as an introduction to blacksmithing or knifemaking or more detailed classes when the schedule allows. Our workshop is open for public viewing and we invite everyone to stop by and watch if they’d like. Our showroom sells merchandise made in our workshop, Robby’s custom knives, and, occasionally, handcrafted items from a guest artist or two. Iron Mountain Metal Craft invites you to come and forge a memory!
Iron Mountain Metal Craft sponsors Robby Bowman in the BladeSports Competitions. 

Knife Informer


Knife Informer

32 Manor Road
Kentfield, CA 94904

E-mail: matt@knifeinformer.com

Knife Informer is the leading online resource for knife enthusiasts, featuring in-depth reviews, articles and education.

Evenheat Kilns


Evenheat Kilns

(989) 856-2281



Evenheat Kiln Inc. is a manufacturer of kilns and ovens for glass, heat treating, knife making, pottery, ceramic, porcelain and metal clays.

Pop’s Knife Supply


Pop’s Knife Supply

5450 Technology Parkway

Braselton, GA 30517



Pops Knife Supply was started almost 40 years ago by James Poplin.  James was already an accomplished knife maker when he started the supply business. Since then, Pops has served the knife making community with industry leading prices, and actual shipping costs.  According to James and Kay, keeping the prices and costs down has been their focus.  This is how they helped the knife community grow for nearly four decades.

Carothers Performance Knives


Carothers Preformance Knives


Carothers Knives is the nickname “Nathan the Machinist” has given to the cutlery part of his business. With a degree in Product Design and extensive experience in 3D CNC machining and manufacturing, Nathan uses his talents to design high-end, quality, tactical, and art knives with special attention given to functionality and ergonomics. He also designs and manufactures high end accessories for knife makers use in their own shops.