Lowell Bray, Knifemaker – Florida Knifemakers Association

Lowell Bray has been a knife collector for over forty years and a knifemaker since 1985.  He is the author of hundreds of articles in Blade magazine and Knife World’s monthly publication.  He is also a Field Editor for Blade magazine and writes the popular “Your Knife Rights” column now carried in Blade.   Lowell is a member of the Florida Knifemakers’ Association, The Knifemakers Guild and is a Journeyman Smith with The American Bladesmith Society.

Lowell specializes in working fixed blades both forged and stock removal.  Stock removal blades are made of 440C or ATS-34 stainless steel.  Forged blades are made of various high carbon steels and some Damascus of his own making.  He also makes a small number of folding knives, using his own lock design.  The knives pictured here are representative.  He does not make standard models but prefers to make each knife unique.  He will also make custom knives of the clients design.

He usually attends the Florida Knifemakers’ Association Show, the Knifemakers Guild Show, the Blade Show, The Gator Cutlery Show and the Riverland Knife Collectors Show.  At other times, he tries to have at least a few knives in stock.