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Keith Murr 8" General Purpose Hunter Thuya Wood Handle Scales

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Item #: KEM-GP8-TW


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Keith Murr is a Northwest Arkansas knifemaker whose knives we sold for a number of years. Several years ago, he struggled to deliver the quantity we needed. His knives were that popular with A.G. Russell customers. At about that time he took a break from knifemaking. In August 2023, he took a table at the Natural State Knife Show here in Rogers that one of his students has just started. His knives were in demand at that show and he and I had a conversation at the show. I told Keith that if he wanted to make some knives for us to sell, we would purchase any quantity he was able to make. Last week he delivered 10 of this 8" General Purpose Hunter and agreed to make another 10 with the same handle material. More than likely he will not make more of this model with this handle material - at least not anytime soon.

Keith began making knives in 1987 in the same way many knifemakers began: from saw blades. No matter how elegant the natural material he uses for handle scales, he insists that his knives are working tools. That philosophy can be seen in the simplicity and quality of his work. He uses D2 for the blades almost exclusively. Working for a period in Bob Dozier's shop, he picked up the Dozier heat treat.

The 3-1/2" blade is D2 at 60-61 Rc. The handle scales are Thuya Wood with black fiber between the wood and the full tang. Measures 8" tip to butt. Weighs 5.4 oz., and 7.4 oz. in the sheath. Includes a handmade brown leather pouch style sheath also made by Keith. Knife and sheath handmade in the U.S.A.

  • Type
  • Blade
    Drop Point
  • Blade Length
  • Finish
  • Blade Steel
  • Rockwell
  • Handle
    Thuya Wood
  • Tang
  • Overall Length
  • Weight
    5.4 oz.
  • Sheath
  • Origin

Keith Murr Knives

Keith Murr is an knifemaker residing in Northwest Arkansas. He has been making knives since 1987. There are lots of knifemakers making handmade knives in their own shop, some just set up in their garage or a small outbuilding, and some with fine well equipped shops. Those who are making knives at the quality level demanded by our customers is much smaller. Finding makers who are producing the quality and can supply enough pieces for us to include in an A. G. Russell™ catalog is rare.

$ 495.00