W.A. Surls Knives
W.A. Surls is the work of Allen Surls. Allen creates knives as much for utility as art. This passion started in March of 2011 and by 2013 WA Surls Knives became his official occupation. He has worked tirelessly on his craft and developed a signature “Frontier” style along with more modern fixed blades. The remarkable part of this story has to do with a compliment from fellow Knife Maker Todd Hunt. One evening in discussing the talent in the industry, Todd said to me, “Allen just might be the best knife maker (in his class) in the country right now”. To have a contemporary speak this highly of his work says it all about Allen’s talent. If you own a W.A. Surls Knife you will be as proud to own it as he was to make it for you.
Allen is the President of the Georgia Custom Knifemakers’ Guild and was also awarded the Hank Rummel Memorial Award at the National Knife Maker’s Guild Show in Kansas City for being the Best First Year Probationary Maker in 2016.
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W.A. Surls Knives WA020701 Drifter Dyed Bone over Natural
W.A. Surls Knives Drifter in Dyed Bone over Natural handle. This knife has a copper/rawhide wrap that accentuates the Bone handle.
W.A. Surls Knives WA030101 Palmer Curly Oak
W.A. Surls Knives Palmer in a Curly Oak handle. It has a natural liner and a lime green pinstripe. Made with 1/8″ A2 steel the Palmer has a spalted finish.
W.A. Surls WA040301 Loveless Small Utility Maroon Micarta
W.A. Surls, Loveless Small Utility, Maroon Canvas Micarta, 5/32″ CPM154 Steel, 3 1/4″ blade, 7 1/2″ OAL, tapered Tang, satin finish, white liner, mosaic pins, stainless guard, leather sheath.
W.A. Surls Knives WA050401 Kestrel Natural Burlap
W.A. Surls Knives, Kestrel, Natural Burlap, Natural Liner, White Pinstripe, skeletonized full tang, 3/32″ A2 steel, 3 3/4″ blade, 8″ OAL.
W.A. Surls Knives WA060701 Trapper CP Walrus Ivory
W.A. Surls Knives, Trapper CP, Walrus Ivory handle, Rawhide/Copper wrap, 3/32″ A2 Steel, spalted finish, 3 1/2″ blade, 8″ OAL.
W.A. Surls Knives WA060702 Trapper One Off Deer Bone
Trapper, One Off, Deer Bone handle, Copper/Rawhide wrap, 7/64″ Damascus Steel, hidden tang, 3 1/2″ blade, 7 3/4″ OAL.
W.A. Surls Knives WA070701 One Off Clip Point Walrus Oosik
One Off Clip Point, Walrus Oosik handle, hemp wrap, blued guard, 7/64″ Damascus Steel, hidden tang, 4 1/2″ blade, 8 3/4″ OAL.
W.A. Surls Knives WA080201 Nomad Amber Bone Stag/Sheath
W.A. Surls, Nomad, Amber Bone Stag, Red liner, Copper/Rawhide wrap, spalted finish, 3/32″ A2 Steel, 2 7/8″ blade, 6 1/2″ OAL, skeletonized full tang, custom leather sheath.
W.A. Surls Knives WA090101 Short Muk Osage
W.A. Surls Short Muk, Osage handle, natural liner and White pinstripe, 1/8″ A2 Steel, spalted finish, skeletonized full tang, blade length 3″, OAL 7″.
W.A. Surls Knives WA080202 Nomad Amber Bone Stag
W.A. Surls, Nomad, Amber Stag Bone, Red liner, Copper/Rawhide wrap, spalted finish, 3/32″ A2 Steel, 2 7/8″ blade, 6 1/2″ OAL, skeletonized full tang.
W.A. Surls Knives WA020102 Drifter Desert Ironwood
W.A. Surls, Drifter, Desert Ironwood, Black liner, Copper Wrap w/Rawhide, 1/8″ A2 Carbon Steel, Spalted, 3 1/4″ blade, 8″ OAL, tapered tang.
W.A. Surls Knives WA010401 Patriot Navy Burlap/Bolster
Navy Burlap, Black bolster, black liner, A2 Steel, 1/8″, 3 1/2″ blade, 8″ OAL, tapered tang.
W.A. Surls Knives WA070201 Unnamed Custom One-Off Elk Stag
Elk Stag, guard, antiqued finish, Copper/Rawhide wrap, Burl Butt Cap, hidden tang, A2 Steel, 1/8″, 4 1/8″ blade, 8 1/2″ OAL.