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 205mm Sanmai K-Tip Gyuto By Erich Orris #1198
Fudo Forge 205mm Sanmai K-Tip Gyuto By Erich Orris #1198

Fudo Forge 205mm Sanmai K-Tip Gyuto By Erich Orris #1198

$600.00

Steel: O1 Core with 8670 Cladding HRC: 62 Construction: Sanmai Length: 205x46mm 3.29mm Spine at Heel  Finish: Coffee Etch Blacksmith: Erich Orris Handle: G-Carta Composite and Acrylic Bolster


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

Fudo Forge 205mm K-Tip Gyuto By Erich Orris

$900.00

Steel: 26c3/15n20 Carbon Damascus HRC: 63 Construction: Ladder Pattern Damascus  Length: 205x48mm 3.46mm Spine at Heel  Finish: Coffee Etch Blacksmith: Erich Orris Handle: Chitton Burl, Sterling Silver and Gaboon Ebony 


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Fudo Forge 185mm Sanmai Kiritsuke By Erich Orris #1188

Fudo Forge 185mm Sanmai Kiritsuke By Erich Orris #1188

$800.00

Steel: W1 Core with 321ss and 8670 Cladding HRC: 63 Construction: Sanmai Length: 185x50mm 4.81mm Spine at Heel  Finish: Coffee Etch Blacksmith: Erich Orris Handle: Black Walnut Burl, Antiqued 544 Bronze Spacer, and Spalted Maple 


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Fudo Forge 210mm Gyuto By Erich Orris #1251

Fudo Forge 210mm Gyuto By Erich Orris #1251

$460.00

Steel: 1095 Carbon  HRC: 61 Construction: Monosteel Honyaki Length: 210x48mm 2.58mm Spine at Heel  Finish: Coffee Etch Blacksmith: Erich Orris Handle: Bog Oak with Black Ash Burl 


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Fudo Forge 150mm Nakiri (Saw Blade) By Erich Orris #1216

Fudo Forge 150mm Nakiri (Saw Blade) By Erich Orris #1216

$410.00

Steel: 8670 Steel (Saw Blade)  HRC: 61 Construction: Monosteel  Length: 150x40mm 2.99mm Spine at Heel  Finish: Coffee Etch Showing Alloy Banding  Blacksmith: Erich Orris Handle: Silver Maple with Purple Dyed Quilted Maple 


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Fudo Forge 205mm Gyuto By Erich Orris #1252

Fudo Forge 205mm Gyuto By Erich Orris #1252

$460.00

Steel: 1095 Carbon  HRC: 61 Construction: Monosteel Honyaki Length: 204x49mm 2.67mm Spine at Heel  Finish: Coffee Etch Blacksmith: Erich Orris Handle: Desert Ironwood , and Zircote


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Fudo Forge 205mm Brute de Forge Gyuto By Erich Orris #1268 2nd
Fudo Forge 205mm Brute de Forge Gyuto By Erich Orris #1268 2nd

Fudo Forge 205mm Brute de Forge Gyuto By Erich Orris #1268 2nd

$670.00

Steel: 26c3/15n20 Carbon Damascus HRC: 63 Construction: Ladder Pattern Damascus  Length: 204x46mm 3.68mm Spine at Heel  Finish: Coffee Etch Blacksmith: Erich Orris Handle: Spalted TN Red Oak , Sterling Silver and Bog Oak   *This is a 2nd, meaning some cosmetic flaws the maker deemed for a price reduction. 


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Fudo Forge 205mm Brute de Forge Gyuto By Erich Orris #1267

Fudo Forge 205mm Brute de Forge Gyuto By Erich Orris #1267

$860.00

Steel: 26c3/15n20 Carbon Damascus HRC: 63 Construction: Ladder Pattern Damascus  Length: 205x49mm 4.30mm Spine at Heel  Finish: Coffee Etch Blacksmith: Erich Orris Handle: Red Palm, Sterling Silver and Black Ash Burl 


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