As small as small business gets.

At Walker Knife Co., we specialize in crafting exceptional tools for the outdoor adventurer. Our journey began over a decade ago, rooted in our background as Registered Maine Guides. We craft our knives by hand, in MAINE.


Our Origin Story

In 2020 we made our first knives with hand files and homemade jigs. Walker Knife Co., was simply the basement tinkering of Taylor Walker, a Mainer with over a decade of experience working as a Registered Maine Guide and Video Boater for some of Maine's largest outfitters. After frustrations with existing river knives and a budding knife making hobby the natural progression, which seems so obvious in hindsight, was to make a river knife. The biggest struggle we had early on was developing a mounting system and sheath that could withstand the rigors of whitewater paddling. Many iterations later, and friends willing to break our prototypes over and over, lead to the titanium lash tab clip we offer today. This system opened the door to confidently offering a quality river knife solution. The River Knife is our flagship product and a testament to experience driven design. 


We take pride in our work and we are always striving to improve our processes. We build tools suitable for the most demanding outdoor professional because thats who we are. Our knives are handcrafted, each piece carries a degree of unique character, however we aim to maintain quality and functionality that is consistent and exceptional. We source and manufacture in the USA and are committed to always doing so. When you choose one of our knives, you're supporting a small Maine business and our ability to continue to learn, grow, and improve our product.


We are river people. We believe in the power of community. We actively support paddling events in Maine, and we can often be found paddling Maine's rivers. We use and test the gear we make regularly. Say hi sometime, your journey with our tools inspires us, and we strive to continue to improve and build quality tools that serve you well.

Join Us

Thank you for visiting Walker Knife Co. Be sure to link up with us on instagram @walkerknives. We're thankful that you trust our tools enough to make them a part of your kit and we can't wait to see where you take them. We love it when people share their adventures with us so don't be shy!



Walker Knife Co grinding a knife in Maine, on an Ameribrade