Blade: 15N20/1080 Damascus
Handle: Curly Acacia
Overall length: 14"
Blade length: 8.5”
Blade height at choil: 1.75”
Includes a protective zippered pouch
As early as 12 years old, Jack Rellstab started making knives. His first forays weren’t necessarily a success - aluminum isn’t exactly the ideal blade material. Jack’s life really changed once his father told him that he could use power tools. “It changed my whole mindset, it opened up a door to make things.” From the beginning, he saw materials and thought to himself, “what can I make out of this?” After plenty of trial, error, and countless YouTube videos, Jack started honing his skills as a knifemaker. From the beginning, he had the mindset of making his knives to the highest standard he possibly could. As his mentor, Kevin Casey once said, “good and good enough are not the same thing.”
At 15 years old he responded to our ad in the paper looking for a knife sharpener. Even though we didn’t hire him at the time, it was the inception of something special. Not too long after, Jack started to bring in his knives to be sold in our Jackson store. Never to be satisfied, Jack still continues to refine his knife-making skills and, as of June 2021, is one of the youngest ABS Journeymen knife makers. Working out of a brand new workshop built in partnership with New West KnifeWorks, Jack Rellstab is poised to put his mark on the knife world.