Meet the Craftsman

Raleigh Avery 

 Age 21

Raleigh has been crafting knives since the age of Fourteen. Avery Knifeworks was founded in 2016, our blades are made available in our Showroom and in our online store . Specializing in custom hunting and everyday-carry fixed blades, Avery Knifeworks is a go-to for anyone who needs a durable tool and desires functional art. Read more here.

Malea Massey 
 Age 22

Malea just graduated from Appalachian State University in May of 2021 with a degree in Communications Studies and a minor in Sociology. Malea is extremely well rounded, from managing our showroom to handling communications with customers and even assisting in the production shop.

Store Manager


Since 2015

Avery Knifeworks' first blade was crafted in the fall of 2015. As of 2021, hundreds of unique blades have been crafted and sold out of our online and retail store, with a passion for creating high quality products with legacy and purpose. Avery Knifeworks has a commitment to using the best material available. Our steel and handles are crafted from a top-tier selection for performance and aesthetics. 


Some of our favorite steels are NitroV, 80CrV2 and 52100. Handle materials range from traditional antler and hardwoods harvested right here in the mountains of North Carolina, to the brilliant and unique resin creations, space age G-10's and more. 

Avery Knifeworks 

Avery Knifeworks guarantees that all of its products are made from the highest quality material we can provide. Matched with workmanship that is at the highest level possible. Each tool produced by Avery Knifeworks is guaranteed against defects in original materials and craftsmanship. Damage caused by wear and tear, or abuse and misuse is not covered by our guarantee. A knife is cutting tool, please make sure that your custom knife is designed for your intended use. 


"Since early childhood I've done my growing in the woods or whatever sort of  'shop' I could create for myself. The culmination of my skills and passions came together when I was introduced to knife-maker Preston Roberts, a master craftsman and educator, who later became a mentor and friend. I was so blessed to have that opportunity and I am still growing with it today. It's a passion and a dream come true to be spending my time devoted to my craft, working with my hands and creative spirit to produce highly functional art."

Raleigh Avery,

Owner and Craftsman