Congrats to Brandon (@BCKKnives) who is the lucky winner of my AmeriBrade Challenge Cleaver! Winner was chosen via Random.org random number generator during a live Instagram video. The video will be viewable on my IG page (@CamachoKnives) for the next 24 hours for those that would like to view it. Scroll to about 4:00 mins in for the good part.

Huge thank you to everyone who entered the raffle and showed support! I couldn’t do this without you!

This raffle filled quickly and was a great success so I will definitely be doing more of these in the future so keep an eye out for your chance at a owning one of my chef knives for a fraction of the cost!


Thanks again, have a great weekend!

-Zac of Blades

Cleaver Raffle is Live!

Thank you all again for the continued support and for voting for my cleaver in the AmeriBrade maker challenge build-off! Now you can have a shot at owning it for as little as $20! Swing on over to my Instagram post to claim your spot(s) for a chance at winning this beauty!


25 Spots available at $20 per spot, pick as many as you’d like! Payment due via PayPal F&F, will include a custom leather edge protector as well as shipping & insurance. US only.


Thank you!

Stay sharp!

AmeriBrade Challenge # 4 Winner!

Thank you to all who showed their support and cast a vote my way! All the likes, reposts, shares, and stories meant so much and I definitely couldn’t have done it with out everyone’s continued support. It was a very close competition that had me losing sleep from the suspense!


I will be raffling off the winning cleaver sometime next week so if you’d love to get your hands on a bit of my knifemaking history keep an eye out for the raffle post! If you’re local, stop by the shop and have a look at this beast! For now, it’s back to the grind!

More pics of the finished cleaver can be found HERE.

Thanks again, stay sharp!


-Zac of Blades

AmeriBrade Cleaver Build Off!

AmeriBrade periodically hosts Challenges on their Instagram (@ameribrade) where they randomly select a few makers to compete in a build off of a blade profile chosen by them. I’m hyped to announce that I was selected for Challenge #4: Cleaver Build Off!



Myself and three other randomly selected makers on IG will be competing to make the most bad ass, backyard bbq ready cleaver our minds can come up with. The blanks are in the mail and mine should be arriving Monday 7/9 so I look forward to diving right in! The builds need to be finished by 7/19 with voting taking place on IG on the 20th. If you aren’t following me already you should head over to my IG @CamachoKnives and hit that Follow button to keep up with my build!


We’ll be competing for an awesome prize package from Combat Abrasives packed full of great knifemaking supplies and grinding belts. The blade steel is 1095 High Carbon at .125′ thick which is what I usually use for my knives so I’m really looking forward to this build. I’m definitely going to be pulling a crazy hamon out of this bad boy. Follow me on IG to see how the final product turns out!


Stay Sharp!


Opening Late Today 6/29


Had a run in with a driver who flew through a red light on Tuesday. We’re both uninjured but my truck is out of commission for the time being. For the next few days at least I will be relying on friends and family for transportation and will do my best to be in the shop on time. I should be in today by 3pm.


Thanks for your understanding!


Upcoming Event!

Look for my table May 5th at the Nashua, NH 2018 Nu Muse festival hosted by the Great American Downtown!

Nu Muse, expected to draw as many as 5,000 to Nashua’s Historic Downtown in its second year, will bring a day-long music festival featuring an eclectic array of what the national music scene has to offer. The unique festival will also feature the roll out of the Nashua Street PianosCity Arts Nashua’s Comeback Kitchen Table public art installation, street performers, an arts and artisans market, food trucks and more! This event is free and open to the public!

Find more information HERE.

I just received a restock on 1095 high carbon steel and O-1 tool steel as well as a huge amount of new stabilized wood and resin knife handle material to choose from. I will be hustling and grinding these next 9 days to prepare for the festival. I hope to have a wide selection of knives available for immediate purchase including chef/kitchen knives, hunting/camping, daily carry, and various misc. designs. I will also have various unique leather goods available.

I will have custom order forms on hand as well if nothing catches your eye but you’d still like to get your hands on a 100% handcrafted, unique, heirloom quality knife. I expect my books to fill up quickly, wait time is currently approx 4-6 weeks and expected to go up, so stop by early if you want to get in the books for a custom knife!

See you there!


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