Heber Springs knifemaker David Griffin
displays one his handmade knives.
Knifemaker David Griffin explains his craft to a visitor at his booth at the recent Anglers Expo.
Members of the AKA teach at various events, donate
knives to worthy causes, and promote the craft across
the nation. It is estimated that Arkansas has more master knife craftsman than any other state. Members of
the organization “uphold the highest standards in their
business practices and craft.”* (AKA website).
“I have received so much help from the AKA
member,” Grifin said. “The members are always willing to teach and share. The organization also helps its
member promote on a national level. That has been a
huge help for me.”
Probably the most famous knife of all times is the
Bowie Knife, named after its designer Jim Bowie,
Bowie designed the ist knife in 1930 and used it in
a couple of famous duels which help fuel the fascination with his knife. Bowie reined the design and
others copied the basic design characteristic, a long
sheath with a cross guard and clip point. The Bowie
knife is still one of the most popular knives today. The
popularity of knife making subsided for several years
and remained relatively dormant outside the craft
until Arkansas knife maker Jimmy Lile crafted a knife
called First Blood Knife which was used in the movie
Rambo. You know the story, the knife became known
as the Rambo knife and the rest is
Estate of Mr. Buddy Williams Owned by Mrs. Peggy Williams 120 Carlile
Batesville Arkansas 72501(Desha) Coca-Cola Collectibles, Baseball Cards,
Household, Hardware, Tools, & More! Mrs Susan Carpenter Gateway
Properties Century 21 has the listing!
Saturday, April 12th 2014 • 10:00 AM
So all this makes up this exciting craft for David
Grifin. The history, access to some of the craft’s elite
master craftsman, and crafting a beautiful knife “that
people will use.’ That is what it is all about.
For information on Griin Handmade
Knives, you can contact David at
501-206-7463 or ind him on facebook.
More information about the Arkansas
Knifemaking Association visit their
website at
DIRECTIONS: From Batesville Hwy 25 west Approx 2 miles from triangle turn
on Fred Street just past RV Park follow to Carlile Street 2nd Place on Right.
Signs will be Posted!
PARTIAL LIST: Three Coca-Cola Machines all working Models, Double Coke
Box, 18 plus Coke Advertising Clocks & Thermometers, Coca-Cola Phones,
Lights, Trains Sets, Coca-Cola Beenie Babies from around the world, Several
Coca-Cola Glasses Plate Sets, Pictures, Games, Even a Coca-Cola Shower
Curtain and Lots More Collectable, Antique Tables, Linden Mantle Clock,
End & Coffee Table w/ Marble Top, Antique Floor Lamp, Cotton Scales &
Pees, Churns, Silvertone & Crosley Antique Radios, Dining Table & Chairs,
Cane Bottom Chairs, Antique Rocking Chairs, Sofa Luv-Seat & Chair, Three
Bedroom Suits, Single Water Bed, Lamps, Cookware, Dishes, Fruit Jars, Two
Small Refrigerators, Antique Picture Frames, Collector Tins, CDR Recorder
Sony, XL-325 Tom Tom, George Kell Hall of Fame 1983 Baseball Card &
Baseball incased, Stanley Frank Musial, Lee Mayberry, & Baseball Cards,
Basketball Goal, Parking Meter, Console T.V., Wall Mirror, What-Nots, Several
Salt n Pepper sets, Two Nice China Cabinets, Acer Computer, Desk, Printer
and More, Like New Whirlpool Cabrio washer n Dryer Set 8x10 Storage Bldg.
Craftsman Riding Mower, Reartine Tiller, Yard Trailer, Stepping Stones,
Extension Ladder, Bench Grinder, Craftsman 6” Planer Jointer, Router Table,
Craftsman 1”x42”x6” 1/2 hp Sander, Nite Lite Hunting Light, Shelving, Martin
Houses, LP Albums, Amish Electric Fire Place, Coffee Makers Wall Hugger
Tread Mill, Gas Grill, Smoker, Hand Tools, Bench Top Drill Press, Wooded
Coca-Cola Cases, Fishing Poles, Bench Vise, Creeper, Bar Chairs, Fifties Style
Coca-Cola Dinette Set, Step Ladders, Hand Tools, School Desk Hardware,
High Wheel Weed Trimmer, Antique China Gold Trim, Pots n Pans, Books and
Lots More!! Tank You! For pictures fo to Mrs. Williams has the
property Listed and an Agent will be on hand Auction Day! Also 4-H Group will
have our Concessions, plan to spend the day!
TERMS: Cash or Good Check, Visa, Master Card, Statements made Auction
Day Override Printed Material, Not Responsible for Accidents,Thank You
Have a Great Day !!!!
A knife David Griffin made with some file work.
COL. LARRY WEST AALB # 1431 PO Box 25 Drasco Arkansas 72530, 870-668-3891
or 870-612-0027, E-mail: [email protected],