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Fairbanks Knifemaker Gets Good, Solid Press!

Fairbanks, Alaska, knifemaker Mark Knapp not only built and reportedly patented a cool .1911 Combat Survivor Knife, but he recently received some well-deserved press on the piece. For more combat and survivor knives, click here.

If any of you are familiar with Mark and his work, he fashions some high-art, yet utilitarian fixed blades and folders with “mosaic” handles of exotic natural materials from Alaska and around the world. He forges his own damascus, is a full-time maker and built his first knife in 2000.

The article first ran at, a domain of the Fairbanks Daily News – Miner, on Monday, March 18, 2013. Click here to read the feature article. 


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