Joe Caswell

Joe Caswell
Caswell Knives

(805) 499­.0707

Joe has been pattern welding steel since 1995. He specializes in historic configurations, particularly the multi­bar/separate­ edge composite blade structure associated with Migration period through early medieval and Viking swords. Joe has a background in journalism, where he worked for 15 years in the motorcycle industry under the byline “Moto­Joe”. For six years, he served as periodic co­host of a popular motorcycle ­related weekly radio talk show in Los Angeles.

In 1993, Joe married the lovely and gracious Amy. Amy is an influential lampwork­bead artist with international following. They now live in Newbury Park, California with their Daughter, Christin.

Music (guitar and piano) is among Joe’s diversions. He is also an Olympic­ style competitive fencer with a USFA rating of “A” in epee.

In Late 2005, Caswell Knives undertook a new direction. Previously, all Caswell knives were ‘sole authorship’—made from beginning to end by Joe Caswell.

There will still be sole­ authorship pieces, particularly historic recreations, but for certain “special projects”, beginning with the In­Line Pocket Clip folding knife, Joe has assembled a design/engineering team with members chosen for their great experience and superior performance in specialized fields.

The Caswell EDC folder with “IN­LINE” Pocket Clip has won the “Best Innovative Design”, (custom knife category) at the 2008 Blade Show, Atlanta,GA.