My name is Thomas Cannon and I am the proud owner of Blue Ridge Blades. About ten years ago I returned from my third deployment to Iraq. I wanted to try something different, which was making a knife. I found it kept my focus, and helped ease my mind about things that happened. I stayed in the Army for many more years, and I am now retired and making knives full time.
We are a small family owned business with the customers needs in mind. I have found many exciting ways to create one of a kind knives that are strong, sharp, and will last generations. It is important for a blade to be strong and sharp, but the handle is what sets it apart from the rest. I use many different high carbon steels for my knives, and an array of handle materials that are unique and beautiful. If you see a knife you like we can make a knife similar to it, or come up with something just for you.
Let’s make some sharp art together.