©2015 Terry L. Vandeventer

Terry L. Vandeventer

ABS Master Smith


Thank you for your interest in my hand-crafted knives.  I hope you enjoy your visit here and return frequently.  It is my intention to keep this site updated with not only a gallery of my work and much useful information, but with photos and descriptions of new pieces as they become available.


Sincerely,






Terry Vandeventer




2010 “Best Hunter”

  Arkansas Custom Knife Show


2008  “Clyde Fischer Best Hunter Award”   ABS Fall Piney Woods Hammer-in


2006   ABS Master Smith


2006 “Best Bowie”

   Arkansas Custom Knife Show


2003 “ABS Journeyman Knife of the Year”


2002 “Best Utility / Hunter”

   Mississippi Knifemakers Association


2002 “Best Bowie / Fighter”

   Mississippi Knifemakers Association


2000 ABS Journeyman Smith



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Chosen as one of the hottest makers by Blade Magazine, Spring 2011.


Blade Magazine's 10 Custom Makers Every Collector Should Follow in 2015