About Adkins Wood & Knife

Wes Adkins has been creating custom edge tools for over a decade. What started out as a desire to create a hand-crafted gift for Father’s Day has turned into a passion to produce some of the burliest hard-use tools available for the discerning user. The demand for custom tools built to client specifications designed to exceed expectations became the impetus for Adkins Wood & Knife.

AW&K blades are found in the hands of hunters, outdoorspeople, collectors, and every day carry (EDC) clientele.  In addition, AW&K has had the great honor of creating edge tools for members of each branch of our great nation’s armed forces.  AW&K knives and edge tools are in use from the mountains of Alaska, to the fjords of Norway, to the Horn of Africa, the rugged highlands of Afghanistan and places in-between.  AW&K edge tools are crafted to individual user specifications and purposefully built to heirloom quality. AW&K blades and tools are crafted for persons who live and breathe the land and whose lives depend on their daily tools. 

Wes actively participates in nearly each activity for which his knives are crafted, so rest assured Wes is in tune with an individual’s request and needs.  Miniscule details are considered with each benchmade knife or tool as they are meticulously created by hand.  Knives and tools are specifically focused on full tang fixed blade designs and are resolutely built to suit each client’s lifestyle.  Every handle profile is shaped for the most incredible user experience and fits to the contours of one’s fingers and hand.