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, driven by expertise and enthusiasm.
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, Video Boater and marketing nerd for some of Maine's largest outfitters. When Taylor first started making knives he had no intention of making a river knife, or starting a business for that matter. 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 custom river knife. The biggest struggle Taylor had early on was developing a mounting system and sheath that could withstand the rigors of whitewater paddling. Many iterations later, and the generosity of friends willing to break our prototypes over and over, lead to the titanium lash tab clip we offer today which also opened the door to confidently offering a quality river knife solution. The River Knife is our flagship product today and the reason we are exploring this knife making endeavor.
Each knife from our workshop is a testament to skilled craftsmanship. We take pride in our work and we are always striving to improve our processes. 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. When you choose one of our knives, you're supporting a tradition of craftsmanship and the ongoing pursuit of excellence. You're also supporting small business and local Maine community.
A Community of Enthusiasts
We are river people. We believe in the power of community. We are always open to fellow paddlers and outdoor adventurers who wish to share ideas, experiences, and feedback. Your journey with our tools inspires us, and we strive to continue to improve and build quality tools that serve you well.
Thank you for visiting Walker Knife Co. Be sure to link up with us on instagram @walkerknives. We're excited to be a part of your adventures and can't wait to see where you take our knives.