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This week we are featuring Laramie Knife Works of Laramie, WY
Steve Torok is an avid hunter and fisherman and has always using knives. One day he thought it would be nice to make a knife from an animal he had harvested; so he did. Steve’s dad was a metallurgist and working with steel is a family tradition.
Steve gets his materials from all over the world. He once lived in New Zealand three months out of the year and he’d bring back a lot of wood each year. Steve also gets a lot of domestic wood from people who supply AAAAA Presentation Grade woods to famous guitar makers. He got most of the antlers and horns (including Bighorn Sheep horns) from a trading post in Lander, WY.
Steve makes 8 different types of knives. Two types of Large Linerlock folding knives with Damascus Steel blades; two types of Medium Linerlock folding knives with Damascus Steel blades; two types of Small Linerlock folding knives with Damascus Steel blades; Stainless Steel Drop Point Hunting and Skinning Knives; and Damascus Steel Drop Point Hunting and Skinning Knives. He also occasionally makes filet knives; steak knives, and kitchen knives.
Steve uses some of the rarest woods and horns available which makes the knives unique and one-of-a-kind. Who wouldn’t like a knife made with Bighorn Sheep Horn? He also uses a lot of gemstones including diamonds, rubies, and sapphires in his Linerlock folders which is somewhat uncommon.
Laramie Knife Works’ knives are available online at www.laramieknifeworks.com. They are also available in Galleries (New York, Colorado, etc). Price range: $190 (for small Linerlock folders), $225 for Stainless Steel Drop Points, $275 for Damascus Steel Drop Points, and $300 for Large Linerlock folders.
All the knives are made by hand and are guaranteed for life. Steve is also a proud sponsor of the University of Wyoming.