Jason Knight, one of the most famous bladesmiths in the United States and a tv reality star, is known for his intricate and handcrafted knives and swords. His designs are different and modern compared to the conventional mundane models we see, making them very famous amongst the public. His inspirations – be it, famous bladesmiths, his early life experiences, or literature – are a huge influence on his work.
Jason Knight Bladesmith Bio: Age, Parents, Early Life
Knight was born in Charleston, South Carolina in 1965, and is now 53 years old. He is an American. As a child, his dad read stories to him by Edgar Rice Boroughs and his mother made him knight costumes, which developed his interest in fantasy art. He often went on adventures with his cousins in their backyard. He had a very wild imagination, which is very prominent in his work.
Jason knight started drawing three-dimensional knives and swords at a very early age. His designs were not only artistic and unique, but they were practical as well. He was soon gifted a grinder, which led to his new creations – carved effigies and walking sticks.
He first made knives with the stock removal process. He attended a south-eastern wildlife exposition every February, where he met a lot of diverse knife makers such as Karen Shook and, a master bladesmith, Daniel Winkler. The three became friends very fast due to their shared interest bladesmithing. Jason was inspired by both of their work. They both played a huge role in inspiring Jason’s designs, and he also collaborated with them on a few designs. Jason’s designs actually helped keep Winkler’s standards as high as ever. His unique style and diversity added value to the Winkler product line. Jason’s also attended native American pow-wows.
Jason Knight Bladesmith Is Married To Wife Shelly
Jason is married to Shelly, with whom he has children. However, their exact names and ages are unknown. Jason Knight is known to be a very private person, which is also why the date of his wedding is unknown. He currently lives in south-east America with his family.
His wife has supported Jason’s career a lot and has also inspired many of his designs. In 1992, he watched a movie with the move ‘The last of the Mohicans’ with his wife. The movie featured knives and swords made by Daniel Winkler, which developed his interest in the world of show-business, as well, and he decided to give it a try. He starred as a judge in season 3 and 4 of the famous History channel show ‘Forged In Fire,’ which aired on 22 June 2015. However, Jason soon left showbiz to become a full-time knifemaker when he realized his passion would be at full-potential in this field.
Jason Knight Bladesmith Net Worth
At age 53, Jason is known to be one of the highest-paid bladesmiths in the U.S. However, his net worth and salary are still unknown. Jason also has his own website named “forged,” where he has an online teaching course about how to be a bladesmith. Knight also has a Facebook page and an Instagram account.
Jason Knight Bladesmith Achievements
In 2001, Jason attended the Bill Moran School of Bladesmithing in Arkansas, and won best new maker at Blade Show West the same year. In 2004, his product won the best non-Damascus hand-forged blade in an international cutlery fair. In 2006, he won a blade handmade award for the best bowie blade magazine and won the same award in 2008 as well.
In 2007, Jason received an ABS master-smith rating. In the same year, he won a B.R Hughes award as well. In 2008, he also won the Bill Moran award for the American Blade Smith Society. In 2012, he won the best Bowie Blade show at an international cutlery fair, and in the same year he also won best knife collaboration. In 2017, he also joined Winkler Knives as a designer and consultant.
Of course, all these awards are just a small part in the long list of awards Jason Knight has won for his creations. His work has proven that you don’t have to be a television celebrity to be famous, your work should speak for itself, and indeed his work speaks volumes.