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Jim Walker, Master Smith

Jim Walker, MS

"Walker knives are inspired by Jim Bowie, forged toward perfection, and clean as a silent arrow moving between the trees."

It is a distinct honor for me to feature Master Smith Jim Walker at His knives are wonderful in every aspect and the work of a perfectionist. The loving care and time spent on a Walker knife is clear. His master artistry and skill is among the best in the world. Each Walker knife is made to perform as well as amaze you. The distinguished crossed arrows logo of Walker knives represent the three members of the Walker family: Anne, Julie and Jim.

Jim Walker has received many honors and recognition including: First Place at the Cutting Competition held by the American Bladesmith Society 1997, Best Bowie presented by the Antique Bowie Knife Association at the Atlanta, GA Blade shows 1995 & 1996. He achieved Mastersmith rating in a record time of only two years from becoming a Journeyman. Walker knives have been featured in many various knife publications including Blade, Knives Illustrated, Knife World, and Tactical Knives.

Why do you make knives? "I enjoy creating a knife that is unique in every aspect."
What is important in a Walker knife? "I strive to make each knife better than before. I find that I am never satisfied and continually work toward perfection. The blade is the most important part of the knife. If the blade is not good the knife is not good."
What is your knifemaking history? "My love for knives started when I was in the 5th grade and our class took a trip to Old Washington, Arkansas. While there I was inspired by the forging at the blacksmith's shop and the legend of the Bowie knife."