BIOGRAPHY

I made a couple of knives in high school shop class with no clue what I was doing. Years later, in 2003, I sold some knives and guns to buy my first grinder and started making knives as a hobby. I was working as a police officer and had no interest in working the typical security job that most fellow officers worked for side money.

As I began to figure out what I was doing I branched out into kydex work for other makers as I continued working on developing my style of knives.

In 2021 I retired from law enforcement after 30 years of service and have focused on making blades full time.

KEN BROCK

KNIFEMAKER

HOW MY KNIVES ARE MADE

My intention in making knives is to make something that is used and not placed on a shelf. With that in mind, I don't use a high polish finish as it's not necessary on a using knife. I can admire a nice satin, hand sanded or polished finish but that isn’t the direction I go with my work.

I make knives by the stock removal method and after using a variety of steels I have settled on CPM 3V as my standard steel.

My steel knives are profiled one at a time, hollow ground, sent to heat treat and then finish ground when I get them back.

I use Peter's Heat Treat for my knives, they do a fantastic job and treat them with liquid nitrogen.

I use brass pins and 2 ton epoxy to affix the handle scales to the tang along with drilled holes in the tang so the epoxy flows through the tang to both handle scales.

Sometimes I use titanium as a blade material for customers who want a really light and non corrosive blade material. Titanium doesn't harden like steel so I weld tungsten carbine on one side to help with edge retention.

All knives come with a kydex sheath that has eyelets spaced for most standard attachments.

My knives come with a warranty. If you break it, I'll fix it or make another one. If you go out and destroy the knife to make a YouTube video then I won't replace it.

Law Enforcement Officer
Years
assigned to department SWAT unit
Years
Knifemaker
Years

BROCK BLADES IN ACTION

CUSTOMER SUBMITTED PHOTOS AND ART

FAN FEEDBACK

"Ken designs and builds knives based on his experiences and the experiences of those he trusts, which has led to a line that is second to none in rugged reliability."

— SCOTT OLDHAM
SWAT MAGAZINE, August 2008

"THX KEN - For making me this awesome Combat Options fixed blade. What a knife and she just begs to be used. Thx again Ken!!"

— Shavedhead

"Rock on Brother. Looks great!"

— K. Jensen