J.R. Cook

J.R. Cook

“I kind of have a liking for daggers, and they’re more of a killing device, but they work real well to get olives out of a jar.”

J.R. Cook of Nashville, Arkansas, has been making knives for nearly 30 years. His work includes standard lines with names like “Arkansas Razorback” and “Tuxedo Bowie,” as well as customized works. He received his Masters rating with the American Bladesmith Society in 1991 and has remained dedicated to the craft through the production of large Bowie knives, camp knives and hunting knives. His work has been featured in nearly every knife-related publication in the U.S. as well as many international publications.