Welcome to Z Custom Knives

“Z Custom Knives was started by my grandfather, Zollan McCarty. He started in the knife making trade in 1947. I have been in and around the knife shop my entire life learning this trade.

All the knives are handmade and customized by me. Although I make all kinds of knives, automatics are my specialty. I heat treat and Rockwell test every blade. The blade steels I most commonly use are ATS-34, 154-CM, 440C, Vascomax C-350, CPM S30V, CPM S60V, CPM S90V, and the tool steel CPM 10V. The frames of my knives are 6AL/4V titanium or ATS-34.

All knives have a lifetime guarantee. Please remember that I am the only worker in the shop, thus the lifetime guarantee is good as long as I am alive and able.”

Chris English

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