About

Cal Knives was formed on 21 Nov 1981 when a group of California knifemakers gathered at Visalia to create a association to try to improve California knifemaking. The driving force behind the formation was Bob Loveless who used his personal recognition to get the effort started. The agreed to goals set forth in the first meeting were:

  • TO PROMOTE CALIFORNIA KNIVES AND THEIR MAKERS
  • TO HELP CALIFORNIA KNIFEMAKERS IMPROVE THEIR WORK
  • AND TO PUT ON A GREAT KNIFE SHOW AT LEAST ONCE EACH YEAR

These goals have continued through the years with many makers providing their hard learned knowledge and sharing information gathered from all sources and problem solving to help each other at shop visits, telephone calls or input from newsletters. This allows a new maker to increase their knowledge very rapidly and gives access to older knifemakers who have spent years learning by trial and error, and more errors. The ability of each of us add common share it others letting them know how you solved is one key benefits club membership. The solution described may not be way end up going, but least benefit knowing someone else saw that problem. Membership in cal knives cost $30 per year requires pledge 4 hours service activities if needed, excluding meeting attendance. Your officers will furnish a monthly newsletter teaching meetings at various locations, members’ shops (December excluded.).Rules and regulations are subject change by approval of board directors or both return for fees support offers newsletter, its members California association expo show conducted in February, welcomes anyone who is interested and wants to learn to either become a better maker or better collector. Thank again interest our club.

  • President – Alex Felix
  • Vice-President – Anton Bosch
  • Secretary – Margaret Taylor
  • Treasurer – Martin Wells
  • Newsletter – Kelly Lane
  • Membership – Margaret Taylor

Board of Directors

  • Bill Herndon
  • Roger Bost
  • Anton Bosch
  • Marcus Clinco
  • Joe Girtner
  • Alex Felix

Contact information available by request only.. Please email  admin@calknives.org