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My name is Stanley Buzek a hobbyist knife maker living in Caldwell,Tx. I have been interested in knives from an early age. My dad gave me my first knife at the age of nine- a small Barlow which I carried for years till I finally sharpened the blade away. My grandmother had a small hand made knife I always admired. It was made by my uncle J.R.Buzek during WW II while stationed aboard an aircraft carrier in the South Pacific. He made the knife from a band saw blade, pieces of Plexiglas from aircraft canopy's and salvaged aluminum. At my grandmothers passing I received this knife and treasure it today. I plan to hand it down to my grandson's along with a few of mine.
I mainly make slip joint pocket knives, liner lock and frame lock folders. My steels of choice are CPM154 for stainless steel and A2 for carbon steel. I use most all handle materials including Mammoth Ivory, Stag, Dyed Jigged bone and Fancy Stabilized woods.
My knives have been featured in Blade Magazine, Knife World, Knives Annual 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, and 2019.
I hope you enjoy my creations as much as I do making them.
– Stanley Buzek
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