Thank you for visiting our site.  Goddard Knife Works is the business of Steve Goddard, son of Wayne Goddard.  Wayne was very active in the knife community for over 50 years. He taught Steve most of what he knows about knives, and Steve is carrying on the family tradition of making useful, traditional knives.

Wayne’s passion was also to teach others what he had learned over the years.  We have a large stock of Wayne’s books and DVD’s for purchase.  If you have a special request, please feel free to use the contact form to send us an email.




Blade Show West

It will be an exciting week ahead!  We are preparing to attend Blade Show West.  Steve is “smurfing up” (cleaning, resharpening, etc) our inventory of knives.  I am trying to get everything ready at the house to be gone for a while…along with packing for the show.  It is a time of nervous energy.  What should we bring?  What should we leave at home?  This is more than just another show.  This is a time to see old friends and make new ones.  Along with having a couple of days in the warm Southern California sunshine.

As it says on our Coming Events Page, the show runs Friday and Saturday of this week (10/8 & 9, 2021).  We hope you will stop by our table (C12) and say hi.  We would love to see you.


Cody Wyoming July 2021

We attended the Winchester Arms Collector Club Gun Show & Sale in Cody Wyoming last weekend.  What a blast!  The people were wonderful and the items displayed were terrific!  There were old guns (from the 1800’s), jewelry (new and old), posters, guns with gold inlay, first edition guns (one with serial number 1), custom knives, etc….what a great show.

A special Thank You to all the folks who bought a Goddard knife.  You made us feel welcome and included.  We will be back again next year!


The Excitement is Building!

As I am writing this, we are two DAYS from leaving for the Central Oregon Sportsman’s Show.  Our old kitty is basking in the warmth of the sunshine, the birds are singing and Steve is doing final finish on the newest batch of knives!

Things will look a little bit different, but we are all getting used to “different”.  They will require masks to be worn, and there will be only advanced ticket sales.  So, people will have to plan ahead.  But, the knives will still be there and will be able to be touched and held.  We have an ultraviolet light to disinfect after each person has held them.

We are excited to see you all at a Sportman’s Show again…..Let the countdown continue!



Introducing the New Goddard Multi-Carry Sheath

From our time at shows, we have had an issue come up about every other show…..”But, I’m left handed” or “I want to carry it horizontally”.  Hmmm…How can we modify our traditional leather sheaths to make them more universal?  Steve has come out with a new design for our sheaths.  These will be standard issue on most models going forward. 

Now you can carry either vertical or horizontal and on either side of your body.  It is even possible to do semi-vertical.  Let us know what you think of this new design!

What will 2021 Bring?

I think we are all glad to have 2020 in the rear-view mirror.  What will 2021 bring?  Boy, if we had a crystal ball it would be interesting to get a sneak peak, or it might just cause anxiety!  Oh well, guess we will just continue to live one day at a time and let the Lord order our steps.

At this point, we have enjoyed one gun show in Idaho (with another planned for a few weeks away) and we just heard that the Central Oregon and Portland Sportsman’s Shows will be categorized as “indoor retail” so they will be just like going to Costco (with a few extra measures)….we are SOOOO excited!  If you get the chance, we would love to see you there.  Please be sure to get advanced (timed entry) tickets at  O’Loughlin Sportsman’s Shows.  



What will our “New Normal” look like?

2020 sure has been an interesting year for Goddard Knife Works. (I’m sure everyone else is thinking the same thing).  We started out with such high hopes.  We had shows planned for each month, Steve was working hard in the shop each day to try to build enough inventory, then….BOOM.   To date, we have had 14 shows cancelled from our schedule.  But we are not deterred.  We know that “eventually” life will return to some semblance of “normal” and we will be on the road again.

Check out our “Coming Events” page to see where you might catch up with us.  And don’t hesitate to drop us a line, if you are in the market for a knife, or just want to shoot the breeze.    We are looking forward to seeing so many friends on the show circuit again.




2020: What a year!

We have all been dealing with so much change that I know you are probably feeling it, too.  It started with the Coronavirus, then the riots in Portland, the elections coming….and now FIRES??  Oh goodness.  We had planned to spend this next weekend in Idaho with a table at a gun show (since we can’t have them in Oregon), but at this point we feel led to stay home (like we could even get across the mountains!) and help out with all of our displaced/burned out family and neighbors.

Steve is still making a knife once in a while, but it just has to be second place for now, I guess.

Please keep Oregon in your prayers.



Coronavirus, please go away!

With all the Coronavirus Shut Downs, we have been severely affected.  While this makes us sad, we will return.  Steve is still in the shop and I will try to get all the new inventory posted.  As soon as we are able to congregate again, we will be back on the circuit showing our beautiful knives.  

Update as of May 18, 2020:   Things are sloooooowly getting back to “normal”.  So we have started re-booking some shows for the rest of 2020.  Please see our Coming Events page to see where we will be showing…..


February 2020 is here!

We have been looking forward to February 2020.  Steve has been working hard to have enough inventory for TWO Sportsman’s Shows this month.  He has been working 16-18 hours per day, 6 days a week for the last 5-6 weeks.  Susan has been cutting sand paper to the right dimensions, staining sheaths, booking shows and trying to find the time to keep the website up to date (not too successfully!)  And now it is time to put all that behind us and get ready to meet the public.  We are very excited to be going to the Pacific NW Sportsman’s Show  and the Willamette Valley Sportsman’s Show.  We have several new pieces to show….here is a small preview…


Christmas is Coming 2019

So, for the Goddard’s that means making new knives.  Steve has a batch of 23 currently in various states of production.  The one I am anxious to see is called “Fantasy”.  It is gonna be fun!  It has already been heat treated and is ready for file work.  It is going to have a sweet hamon line.  I can’t wait to show it to you……check back for further updates as this next batch of knives gets ready for unveiling!


Fantasy Pattern

This is the pattern for the “Fantasy Knife”