James McGowan - Knife Reviews

James McGowan is a Part-time maker and full-time Fireman from Ontario Canada. He is a member of the Canadian Knifemaker’s Guild and designed the M.A.K.-1 Tool that has been marketed by CRKT. James is a great guy and fantastic Knifemaker.

All Reviews in James McGowan

Latest Reviews in James McGowan

James McGowan Custom Mini-Chop Knife

April 29th, 2008 - corwin99


The Mini-Chop was designed by my friend Norman Lee, and built by James McGowan of Ontario, Canada. This bad boy reminds me a bit of the little prybars and tools that Peter Atwood makes, which Norman is a fan of. I received this little knife as a present in the mail for Christmas from Norman, and it is a very cool knife indeed.

Read the entire review…

James McGowan Kiridashi Knife

August 16th, 2007 - corwin99

McGowan KiridashiMcGowan Kiridashi

I bought this knife of James’ table at the CKG show a couple of years ago. I love his little kiridashi’s and japanese inspired one-off’s that he tends to make a lot of for the show. Not perfect as far as fit and finish, but at the lowly price of $60 with a Kydex Sheath, how can one resist?

Read the entire review…

James McGowan Ti Strider Spanner Key

July 7th, 2007 - corwin99

McGowan SpannerMcGowan Spanner

James is a stand-up guy, and every year when I go to the CKG show I have to pick up a peice by him. This year there were lots of things there as usual, but the cool funky gripped knives were all sold by the time I got there, so I was lucky enough to grab one of these titanium spanners, the last one. Actually it wasn’t there earlier, and appeared late, so I’m not sure where it came from.

Read the entire review…