The knives illustrated on the previous pages are representative of some of the designs that I offer, showing various types of steels, handle material and art work.
I consider each customer an individual with different needs, so I offer a variety of options with each of my products. A design consultation is absolutely necessary when you place your order so I, can craft the knife to your specifications in materials and artwork. Please contact me directly by:
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org PH: 1-251-248-2686, CELL PH. 1-251-593-1238
Mel Pardue Knives
4461 Jerkins Road
Repton, Ala. 36475 USA
Method of Payment:
I accept, Visa / Master Charge, Money Orders, Certified Cashiers Checks, Cash, Personal Checks ( It takes approx. 10 days for out of state personal checks to clear my bank).
I am Mel Pardue, Custom Knifemaker from Repton, Alabama. I would like to thank you for visiting my web site, I hope you enjoyed your visit and return often to see what is new with us.
I would like to tell you a little about myself and my background.
My first attempt at making knives was in 1957, needless to say looking back, they were rough by todays standards. Most of my early knives were made from old cross-cut saw blades or any other suitable material that could be easily found just lying around.
My first contact with a Custom Knifemaker was while living in Tampa, Florida in 1974. That contact was with Mr. Frank Centofante. I truly believe that without his help and friendship, I would not be here today, involved in Custom Knifemaking and the Commercial Knife Industry. My hat goes off to Frank for the help and friendship he extended to me during those early years and continues to this date.
I joined the Knifemakers Guild in 1976, I have enjoyed a great deal of success through this association. I have served several terms as a director of the Guild and I am currently the Vice President of the Guild. I also support the American Bladesmith Society,, and The Alabama Forge Council. I am a member of AKTI, and a Life member of the National Rifle Association.
My education and career background is in Mechanical - Civil Engineering and Land Surveying and have been involved in this field since 1957. I teach Knifemaking courses at Tex-Arkana Community College and the Alabama Forge Council several times a year. I also teach from time to time in my own shop. Teaching is very gratifying and I enjoy it immensely.
I also design knives for Benchmade Knife Company located in Oregon City , Oregon,.
I attend about four knife shows a year.
I have a lovely Wife "Dodie", and four children, Joe, Gabrielle, Lisa and Jason. I have three wonderfull Grandsons, Elijah and Zack and Christian.
Thank You for visiting my web site.
Best to all,
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