Welcome to Stag Knives!
I'm Caleb Martin - the owner.
My wife and I founded Stag Knives in 2018, while we were residing in western Colorado.
My father owned a few low-income apartments when I was growing up. During that time I learned everything from rough carpentry, to replacing bathtubs. Since then, I've been obsessed with working with my hands.
I made my first knife out a copper pipe when I was 12 years old. I vividly remember trying to heat it up enough to meld the metal together (it never did). I hammered it for hours and hours, until it barely resembled a knife.
Then it was onto the grinder. I ground the edges so it became two separate knives from the single tube.
It was a disaster. Absolute garbage to be completely honest.
There was nowhere to go but up from there.
Since my rough beginnings, I've experimented with creating:
- Damascus Steel Knives
- Mokume Gane Rings
- File Knives
- Titanium Rings
- Tungsten Carbide rings
My wife and I founded our main company Thorum in 2012.
Stag Knives has always been a passion project for me. I love making knives.
After tinkering around on a manual lathe/mill for a few years, I bought my first CNC lathe in 2016.
My shop slowly evolved to house 3 separate CNC machines, and a slew of woodworking/metalworking tools.
We're under contract now to expand yet again! We're currently in the process of purchasing an old USPS building.
After years of creating knives, I landed on a simple, modern design.
This is the best knife I've ever owned (and that's coming from a self-proclaimed knife addict).
As always, if you ever have any questions, we'd love to hear from you: