Fudo Forge Knives

TIMELESS CRAFTSMANSHIP. ENDURING PERFORMANCE.

Since I was very young, I’ve loved the look and feel of a really well-made blade. Today, I live and work at Fudo Forge in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, producing a broad range of high-end knives and cutting tools. 
 
A second-generation master blacksmith, I grew up working with my uncle, Ed Claypoole, who operates Atlas Forge in Uniontown, Pennsylvania. He gave me a wonderful education in tool making and forging, and I’ll always be grateful to him for that. In my life, I’ve been a Marine, a professional skydiver and test jumper, and an executive in the corporate world. Now, with Fudo Forge, I’m thrilled every day to wake up and do the work I love most. 
 
My blades reflect a blend of Western and Eastern cultures, and are especially influenced by my years-long study of Budo Taijutsu—specifically in Shindin Fudo-Ryu, a traditional Japanese martial art.  
 
I make a lot of custom kitchen cutlery, producing functional art pieces for professionals and home users alike. I’ve created one-of-a-kind 8” knives for professional chefs and entire sets of knives for home kitchens. I also like to make fine art pieces of medieval weaponry, both Eastern and Western. My specialties include Damascus and San Mai blades.
 
Thanks for your interest. It’s my sincere privilege to use timeless craftsmanship to develop blades that you will use, treasure and hopefully pass down for generations. 
 
Erich Orris
Bladesmith
Master Blacksmith
Fudo Forge

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Fudo Forge 210mm Brute de Forge Gyuto By Erich Orris #1322
Fudo Forge 210mm Brute de Forge Gyuto By Erich Orris #1322

Fudo Forge 210mm Brute de Forge Gyuto By Erich Orris #1322

$400.00

Steel: 1095 Carbon  HRC: 61 Construction: Monosteel  Length: 212x51mm 2.96mm Spine at Heel  Finish: Acid Finish Kurouchi Blacksmith: Erich Orris Handle: Bog Oak with Red Maple Spacer 


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Fudo Forge 210mm Brute de Forge Gyuto By Erich Orris #1321
Fudo Forge 210mm Brute de Forge Gyuto By Erich Orris #1321

Fudo Forge 210mm Brute de Forge Gyuto By Erich Orris #1321

$400.00

Steel: 1095 Carbon  HRC: 61 Construction: Monosteel  Length: 214x50mm 2.89mm Spine at Heel  Finish: Acid Finish Kurouchi Blacksmith: Erich Orris Handle: Bog Oak with Quilted Maple Spacer 


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Fudo Forge 210mm Brute de Forge Gyuto By Erich Orris #1323
Fudo Forge 210mm Brute de Forge Gyuto By Erich Orris #1323

Fudo Forge 210mm Brute de Forge Gyuto By Erich Orris #1323

$400.00

Steel: 1095 Carbon  HRC: 61 Construction: Monosteel  Length: 214x50mm 2.95mm Spine at Heel  Finish: Acid Finish Kurouchi Blacksmith: Erich Orris Handle: Desert Ironwood with Box Elder Spacer 


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Fudo Forge 210mm Brute de Forge Gyuto By Erich Orris #1324
Fudo Forge 210mm Brute de Forge Gyuto By Erich Orris #1324

Fudo Forge 210mm Brute de Forge Gyuto By Erich Orris #1324

$400.00

Steel: 1095 Carbon  HRC: 61 Construction: Monosteel  Length: 210x50mm 2.80mm Spine at Heel  Finish: Acid Finish Kurouchi Blacksmith: Erich Orris Handle: African Blackwood with Silver Maple Spacer 


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Fudo Forge 210mm Gyuto By Erich Orris #1292

Fudo Forge 210mm Gyuto By Erich Orris #1292

$400.00

Steel: 1095 Carbon  HRC: 61 Construction: Monosteel Length: 210x49mm 2.29mm Spine at Heel  Finish: Acid Finish Hamon Blacksmith: Erich Orris Handle: Bog Oak with Quilted Maple Spacer 


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Fudo Forge 175mm K-Tip Gyuto By Erich Orris #1217
Fudo Forge 175mm K-Tip Gyuto By Erich Orris #1217

Fudo Forge 175mm K-Tip Gyuto By Erich Orris #1217

$760.00

Steel: 26c3/15n20 Carbon Damascus with W1 Core  HRC: 62 Construction: Sanmai Damascus  Length: 175x4mm 3.48mm Spine at Heel  Finish: Acid Finish  Blacksmith: Erich Orris Handle: Tennessee Sweet Birch with Honduran Rosewood Bolster and Sterling Silver accent 


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Fudo Forge 205mm K-Tip Gyuto By Erich Orris #1220

Fudo Forge 205mm K-Tip Gyuto By Erich Orris #1220

$840.00

Steel: 26c3/15n20 Carbon Damascus HRC: 63 Construction: Ladder Pattern Damascus with Hamon Length: 212x52mm 2.81mm Spine at Heel  Finish: Acid Finish  Blacksmith: Erich Orris Handle: Borneo Rosewood with American Holly Bolster and  Sterling Silver accent 


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