Welcome to Jim Hammond Knives,
Thank you for your interest. Please take a moment
and enjoy the website. After receiving my B.S. degree from Clemson
University in 1977, I returned home to Alabama and became a full-time
professional knifemaker, becoming a member of the Knifemakers Guild
Since 1981, with the development of the SEALTAC©, my emphasis
and focus has been toward specialized edged weapon systems designed
for special warfare applications - Special knives for special forces.
For collectors desiring greater artistic flair beyond the military
version (MV) styling, I offer collector grades (CG), with several shown
having varying degrees of custom embellishment. In addition, orders
for certain custom work and "one of a kind" pieces are accepted.
Since 1994, as the first custom knifemaker selected for a custom design
collaboration, I have been a production knife designer for CRKT, Columbia
River Knife & Tool.
When away from the shop, I've been an avid fisherman my entire life. These adventures have included pursuing largemouth bass in Lake Guntersville (my home lake), to roaming the flats in the Florida Keys for bonefish and permit, as well as flyfishing for rainbows and brook trout in the high-country of Wyoming to tackling pacific sailfish in the Andaman Sea in the Indian Ocean off Thailand.
I have my private pilot's license (PPL-G) in gliders and have earned the Silver Badge in soaring from the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) in Paris.
When not in the air or on the water, I can be found on the airwaves having my FCC Amateur Extra class license in Amateur 'Ham' Radio - call sign KO4PQZ.
I was also involved for 26 years with Rotary International, the world's leading service organization, made up of professional business leaders throughout the world. I've served as a Club President, Assistant District Governor, Assistant Governor Coordinator, District Trainer, Team Leader for a Group Study Exchange team to Norway, and as a Zone Institute Trainer for Rotary International.
Jim Hammond knives bear my own distinctive mark of creativity and craftsmanship.
First and foremost, my designs are functional to the max. In addition,
by combining striking grinds and flowing lines which enhance each design,
each knife from my shop reveals a work of art that is ready for the
task. When you hold a Jim Hammond knife for the first time-absorbed
by its comfort and feel, its balance and shape, celebrating the perfection
of line throughout-you will realize in that moment why quality is worth
the price. My sincere appreciation extends to all my customers throughout
the world who have enjoyed my creative efforts throughout these many
In His service,
Jim Hammond (Why I'm Here)