Handcrafting knives turns from hobby to full-time job for local family.

What was once just a way to pass the time for the Smith family has now become a thriving business.

“[Handcrafting knives] started out as my husband’s hobby and then turned into a family hobby,” said Pam Smith, of Smith & Sons in north Sulphur, “Now it is our family’s business. My husband and two sons make knives, and I do leather work.”

Smith talked shop at the Westlake Rotary Club’s luncheon June 13. Her family’s business, located on North Beglis Pkwy, carries a variety of retail knives from all over the world. But it is the handcrafted pieces that are getting people’s attention.

“We are becoming fairly-known for our [handcrafted] knives. We make knives on-site with grinders, sweat, and blood – lots of blood,” said Smith with a laugh, “When you come into our store, you will probably see something you haven’t seen before.”

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Contact Smith & Sons via email: sales@smithandsonsknives.com