We are a veteran and family-owned small business. Our beautiful knives are created by our father-son team of Perry and Ryan LaClaire. We started our cutlery shop by selling a German Cutlery line of kitchen knives. And as we continued our sales growth over the years, we noticed a demand for hunting and folding knives.
We did not want to compete with the big box stores so we started researching. and In the process we found some fantastic blade-smiths and started a partnership with them. We started with their knife designs and as we grew we started designing our own knife blades. As our blade blanks started arriving in our shop we would find unique material to put on the handles. We use a large variety of handle materials and are always looking for new ideas.
Our blade-smiths use 1095 Spring Steel billets and 15N20 Nickel Billets that are forged together and then folded over and over to create our beautiful Damascus blade blanks. We have a minimum of 250 layers of steel, which allows our blades to be much stronger and hold a sharp edge longer.
We have now expanded our handle material production to not only include the cutting but also the stabilizing of all of our wood. We have also expanded and created our very own handle material called "Fleurinite" which we currently offer six different color mixes. We are constantly trying new types of materials that mother nature has given us to come up with unique and amazing handles.
LaClaire's Knife Shoppe
About LaClaire’s Knife Shoppe