Kansas Custom Knifemakers Association

About The KCKA

The mission of the KCKA is to expand awareness of the art and science of handcrafted knives, to provide an educational forum for the exchange of ideas, techniques and innovations, and to promote the outstanding craftsmanship and representational interests of its membership.


Founded in 2008, the Kansas Custom Knifemakers Association, Inc. (KCKA) is a nonprofit organization with membership throughout the Midwest part of the country extending even as far away as Florida.  KCKA  members are Knifemakers who enjoy pounding/grinding steel and eating metal grit to their hearts content and others who are Collectors or Purveyors or Suppliers of custom handmade knives.  We are currently over 60 members strong.


Benefits to members include Hammer-In's, shop visits, shop tours, camaraderie and an opportunity to display and promote their knives on site.  KCKA members are keenly aware of our tough economic times and are determined to keep membership dues as low as possible.  We welcome all input and encourage you to visit not only our web site for new and exciting content but also our members web sites that you can find listed on our members page.