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J. Hoffman Knives

I’m a one-man shop in NE Wisconsin, hand-crafting custom knives and sheaths. While I enjoy the grinding, heat treating and finishing of my blades, the part I like best is when a happy customer tells me how much they like their J.Hoffman knife. It brings another level of satisfaction to my work.

My goal is to produce a beautiful tool that outperforms other knives and looks good while doing it. 
My work has been featured in Blade Magazine, Knife Magazine, Knife Annual, Podcasts, and TV.

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Thank You
Jess Hoffman

Available Knives

Visit our store front to see our current selection of hand-made, custom knives. All knives are available now and can be shipped anywhere in the United States.

Popular Knives


The Antrim was created as simple knife with a long slender blade. The knife is excellent in the kitchen and fills a void between a paring knife and utility knife. I also have customers that like the long blade for hunting. OAL 9.25″


The Clare is the latest paring knife design. Slightly smaller than the Derry, and with a narrower blade that allows quick easy cutting.


The Armagh is a lightweight sheepsfoot style paring knife. Either flat ground or with a 20′ hollow grind, it makes a great little knife for light work in the kitchen. I can also make this model with a little thicker steel for use as an EDC or first knife for a youngster. OAL:7.25″

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