Striving to create quality gear that will last lifetimes.
Thanks for taking some time to check out my site. My name is Jay Woytaz and since 2011 I have been building knives and pocket tools. This is hobby for me, not my full time job. J. Woytaz Knives is a one man show and I operate out of my garage in Ontario, Canada. I have no formal training or experience in machining. Everything I have learned has been through trial and error with the occasional forum or YouTube search.
All of my designs are original. I don't use templates or jigs. The only work that is done outside of my shop is a local water jet service for cutting some parts and a local heat treating company the ensure that all of my blades perform right. The vast majority of my steel, handle materials and parts are sourced from online knife supply sites.
My shop consists of a 2x72 belt grinder, small blast cabinet, drill press, tumbler and manual milling machine. I also use various hand tools during the finishing process. Everything that I make is done as either a one of a kind piece or as a part of a small batch.