About Adkins Wood & Knife

Wes Adkins has been creating custom knives and edge tools in western Iowa since 2003. What started out as a desire to create a hand-crafted gift for Father’s Day evolved to a passion to construct the burliest hard-use tools available for discerning users. 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 LEO. Additionally, AW&K has had the great honor of creating edge tools for members of each branch of our great nation’s armed forces and secret service. AW&K edge tools are crafted to 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, he is in tune with your needs.  Each hand-crafted knife and tool are specifically focused on full-tang fixed blade designs. Handle profiles are shaped for the most incredible user experience conforming to natural hand contours.

 DEPOSIT – 1/2 of entire project cost is due PRIOR to any custom blade work beginning by each client.  This first half deposit is NON-REFUNDABLE.  The remaining balance is due within 30 days of project completion.  If the project is not paid in full within 30 days of completion, AW&K retains the blade and has the right to offer for sale to the general public.