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Schenk Knives was founded in 1965 by Norman F. Schenk in a small lapidary shop in Klamath Falls, Oregon. Having no experience or formal training, Norm learned by doing, and though his first custom knives were a bit rough, Norm continued to create custom knives and taught knife making at the university level.

In 1989 Norm founded Two Finger Knife as a dedicated Damascus steel forging, blade making, O.E.M. (original equipment manufacture) production shop, staffing custom knife makers and free hand blade grinders.

Schenk Knives continued to operate as a custom knife shop, and in 2012 designed a line of high performance knives that were marketed to a retail and online customer base. For over 51 years, professional guides, survivalists, polar expeditions, military, and all those who expect high performance have turned to Schenk Knives.

Customers worldwide turn to Schenk Knives for custom quality from a factory knife, fair pricing, high performance, and integrity in workmanship and customer service.