"As a military veteran, it was always my dream to start a family-owned business when I left the service.
As it turned out both my son and I have had a passion to build extraordinary and one-of-a-kind collectible knives. The metallurgy and science that is found in collections of discriminating knife collectors are indeed found in our creations.
We recognized early on that there were numerous knife makers to choose from, but it was our desire to create knives that would be passed down through generations of family members. Who wouldn’t want to be the proud owner of one of grandpa’s favorite knives?
We have spent a number of years to develop our blades out of the finest 1095 and 15N20 steels. We forge these materials together and each blade has been folded for a minimum of 250 layers. Other considerations that were important to us was the ultimate strength of each blade and its ability to hold a razor edge for extended periods.
Over the years we recognized that “Mother Nature” has provided stunning materials for us to use in our knife handles. We only use the top 3% of highly figured woods. All of our woods are stabilized prior to manufacture. Other natural materials used in our handles are bone, elk, caribou and moose antler. We have been able to take Banksia Pod and Cholla Cactus to create works of art.
All of our handles are coated with our proprietary finish which is extremely hard and has UV inhibitors to prevent oxidation and to maintain its finish for years to come.
When you purchase a one-of-a-kind LaClaire Family collectible knife you can be assured that it was made in the Time-Honored Tradition of American Craftsmanship."