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 WA110102 Mustang Tasmanian Blackwood with sheath
W. A. Surls Mustang in Tasmanian Blackwood with sheath
W.A. Surls Knives WA100101 Dakota Curly Maple handle
W.A. Surls Knives Dakota in a Curly Maple handle. This knife has a natural liner with a white pinstripe. It is made with 1/8″ A2 Steel and has a tapered tang.
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 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 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 Large War Club
W.A. Surls Knives Large War Club in a oak handle.
W.A. Surls Knives Small War Club
W.A. Surls Knives Small War Club in a oak handle.
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.