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Welcome to Northern Knives, our second home. We are Mike, and Lori, owners of Northern Knives. Northern Knives has been in existence since 1996, and we’ve been in our present location since 1999. We buy, sell and trade knives. We also provide the best service with the most knowledgeable, and friendly help, you will find anywhere.

We buy, sell, and trade all things knife related, plus a little more. We have Alaska and Outside custom blades, automatics, hard-to-find and unique pieces, factory products, and almost everything else. Being a full-service retail/wholesale store with an active shop, time is always on the short side, and we work on the website as time permits.

 We are also a full service knife making shop. From concept to finish product, we can handle just about anything. We design and build our own knives under our in-house name: 3 Dog Knife. We offer design, CAD rendering, machining, prototyping, heat treat, and custom grinds (including hollow, flat, and convex). We also stock premium knife making materials such as high end steel ( K110, N690, Elmax, S30V, M390, and more), quality handle materials ( G10, Micarta, Caribou, Moose, Whale and Mammoth bone, Mammoth ivory, Dall sheep, and more ), hardware such as rivets and corbys, epoxy and stabilizers, as well as expendables like belts and other finish abrasives. We are also an authorized dealer for some knife making machinery. From front to back, top to bottom we make it our business to know knives. 

Please feel free to contact us. As our thousands of customers and friends already know, you will find that we are honest and straight-forward. It’s simple - We love knives.

To our Internet Customers:

  • We add to our website as we have the time, which we are always short of, just like you. We do not attempt to list the entire world of knives like other sites – time is short, we have lives, and redundancy is boring... but, we do sell ALL knives. If there is something specific you are looking for feel free to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

To our Local Customers:

  • We are Alaska’s Largest Knife Store, and we are the largest full-service knife store West of the Mississippi River! We stock thousands of knives. We cater to your needs, and we strive to provide the best service you could ask for. We provide courteous and personalized service to each of our customers. When you come into our store, you come into an extension of our home, and we work hard to make sure it feels that way. If you want something that we do not have in stock, we can order most anything and have it in the store within 5 business days – and usually we pay any shipping and fees!