About Me


Mel Long

Box 399

Cardston, Alberta

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Toll Free Numbers

1-877-MEL-CUTS - Cell phone

1-888-MEL-CUTS - US cell phone for when I travel


Local Numbers




I live on a farm in the foothills of Alberta about 6 miles from the

Montana border as the crow flies.

I started making Knives in 1994 and have enjoyed it and learned

a lot. I am just starting to make damascus steel and am

hoping to learn to make folders in the near future. I've taken

some engraving classes and will be practicing

Please notify me if you have any questions at all.

I'd enjoy talking to you about anything.

 Here are some pictures of my shop.

50 Ton Press and Forge

Burr King Grinder and Saw

Buffers and Lap Wheel

100 Pound Little Giant and 50 Pound Little Giant

Feel free to email me to comment or say hello. I don't have a guest book.

About Ordering

You can order any knife you want, providing I can make it.

If the catalog knives are sold, I can make another. Payment is made

after the knife is finished and shown to you on my finished

page. I will send the knife when I receive payment.

You can pay me by check or by credit card using PayPal.

Deposits are nice, but not necessary most of the time.

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About Books

I own a few good books relating to Knifemaking and Damascus.

The Complete Bladesmith - Hrisoulas

The Pattern-Welded Blade - Hrisoulas

On Damascus Steel - Figiel

Damascus Steel - Sachse (My Favorite)

How to Make Folding Knives - Lake, Centofante, Clay

The Advanced Knife Makers Manual - Hoffman

The Art of Engraving - Meek (the best on engraving basics)

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