Morales Knives

George Morales produces impressive usable custom blades. With an eye for quality, precise hand made and hand ground workmanship, you will be wanting to watch as we get more and more of these workhorse knives in. Below is a Bio furnished to me by George after threatening to use Batman's Bio in its place:

My love for knives started at a very young age. I was a boy scout and my father always would give me small pocket knives. He had a large buck 120a from the 80’s and I remember thinking I couldn’t wait to have it someday. When I turned 18 my mom gave me a bag of knives and said I have been taking these from you your whole life, now that I have no excuse anymore you can have them back. When I was 22 I found Sean Hatcher’s instagram. For those of you who don’t know he is a very famous and talented maker. I was so amazed at the quality and craftsmanship that I saw in his knives. So much so that he made me want to see if could build one myself. That was in 2014 and I made my first knife. It came out like dogshit of course but someone said to me I want to buy one of those! My response was really? Okay! I will build you another one. From there the hobby turned into an obsession and then into a small business. Now four years later I have made over 150 knives and strive to perfect my process. I went from drawing them on paper to designing them on CAD and making plastic blanks before they ever became knives. I now do every step of the process. From stabilizing my own Hawaiian koa wood to heat treat. Over the years I have gotten a lot of different advice from many makers the most influential being Sean Hatcher. When designing my knives I try to be original and have a purpose to everything. Many of my knives can be held regular style or reverse grip for martial artists. My end goal is create a knife that will last longer than I will, and provide a knife that people can rely on. I only source the best steel I can find and do rigorous testing to ensure quality. Many of my knives have extra thick tangs, I like this because it doesn’t feel like a cheap production knife. I have destroyed many knives in the name of quality control. For this I hope you and all my customers are happy with the product. At the end of the day my only concern is quality and craftsmanship, the same traits that made me start making knives in the first place. To all that own one of my knives I thank you very much for the support & business.
sincerely -George Morales

Hand made in Bend Oregon USA.