Tommy McNabb has studied knifemaking and blacksmithing at the John C. Campbell Folk School and at Penland School in North Carolina. His skills have been appreciated at knifemaking classes for Montgomery Community College in North Carolina and for the National Rifle Association.
As founding member, he served as the first president of theNorth Carolina Custom Knifemakers Guild he is also a member of the American Bladesmith Society, The Artist Blacksmith Association of North America (ABANA), and is a voting member of the Knifemakers Guild. Tommy served as Treasurer of ABANA for six years, and has taught numerous workshops for Knifemakers.

Carolina Custom Knife's work has been featured in the North Carolina Wildlife magazine and many knife publications.

Tommy McNabb started teaching him self the art of blacksmithing in1979. He began making knives in 1982 when he hand-forged his first knife out of Damascus steel.

To Contact Tommy:

Carolina Custom Knives
P.O. Box 327
Bethania, NC 27012


Here we have the perfect combination of Tommy's love of travel, MGs and his desire to find a cheap hotel! Cheap hotel and a ride in the MG on the Blue Ridge Parkway.


Read this article from Wildlife of North Carolina

This Zulu "warrior" is demonstrating the use of the famous spear that
Shaka Zulu invented and used to defeat the British army. The Zulu's with their
unique spears and shields were the only native tribe every able to do so.
Download this PDF file to read the details about this fabulous knifemaker's tour.


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