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 Drifter – Sambar Stag
Drifter, Sambar Stag, Black liner, Copper Wrap w/Rawhide, 1/8″ A2 Carbon Steel, Spalted, 3 3/8″ blade, 8″ OAL, tapered tang.
W.A. Surls Loveless NY Special Dagger
Loveless New York Special Dagger, Mammoth Bone handle, 5/32″ CPM-154, 3″ blade, 6 1/2″ OAL, tapered Tang, Mirror finish, Nickel Silver guard, Mosaic Pins.
W.A. Surls Knives Drifter – Quarter Sawn Oak, Copper/Rawhide
Allen Surls makes a very sexy knife and we love this Drifter pattern.
W.A. Surls Knives Frontier Loveless Utility – Oak (Copper/Rawhide Wrap)
Allen has made a stunning Frontier Loveless Utility knife.
W.A. Surls Knives Bison – Stonewall Jackson Prayer Tree Oak
Stonewall Jackson Prayer Tree Oak, Keyhole Bolster, Black liner w/white pinstripe, A2 Steel, 5/32″, 5″ blade, 10″ OAL, tapered tang.
W.A. Surls Knives Outlander – Walnut/Black Liner$430.00 Add to cart
W.A. Surls Knives Patriot – Navy Burlap/Black Bolster
Navy Burlap, Black bolster, black liner, A2 Steel, 1/8″, 3 1/2″ blade, 8″ OAL, tapered tang.
W.A. Surls Knives Trapper SP – Wilderbeast Bone
Wilderbeast Bone, Rawhide/Copper wrap, A2 Steel, 1/8″, 3″ blade, 7″ OAL, hidden tang, Antique finish.
W.A. Surls Knives Unnamed Custom One-Off – Elk Stag w/Guard
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.
W.A. Surls Knives Unnamed Custom One-Off – Faceted Ironwood w/Matching Guard
Faceted Ironwood, Matching guard, antiqued finish, hidden tang, A2 Steel, 1/8″, 4 1/8″ blade, 8 1/2″ OAL.