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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