Club News



The Knife Group Association of Oklahoma will be having the annual spring shop tour at the home of Ray Kirk on May 7th, 2022.  25494 So. 530 Road, Park Hill, OK  74451 is the physical address.  South of Tahlequah on Hwy 82 to Horseshoe Bend Road.  Go east on Horseshoe bend road for 1.1 mile and turn right (south)  on gravel road, 530 Road. 

The agenda will be a forging demonstration of the hidden tang integral by Ray Kirk.  Mike Miller will show his technique on how to clean off the knife after quenching in oil.  Residue on blades can sometimes be a problem, especially if you intend to etch in acid.  These demos will be held in the morning.

After lunch, we will have the drawing for the iron in the hat and draw for the grand prize, as yet to be determined.   
After all this excitement, there will be a group picture.  
The main dish for lunch will be fried chicken.   Side dishes are welcome.
There will be tail gate sales and lots of visiting.
After lunch, Allen Newberry will demonstrate his technique of silver wire inlay.  Allen has started a forum on Facebook that is all about the art of silver wire inlay.  
 There is expected to be close to 80 participants at this one.  We keep getting more each year and we have more fun each year.
If you have an item for the iron in the hat, it is very welcome.  This is how we pay for the event as we don’t charge for anything.  The demonstrators have been kind to donate their time and supplies at times to show others a technique, skill, or other needed information that can pertain to knife making.  We are blessed with a lot of knowledgeable makers that come each year to participate in our activities and share with us.
Ray Kirk


The KGA custom knife show will be held at H & H Shooting Sports again this year on March 5, 2022 from 10:00 AM till 4:00 PM.  These are the normal hours of operation for H & H.  Table holders can arrive a little bit earlier to set up.  Table fee is $50.00 per table and is due upon arrival in cash.  Over flow table holders will be set up in the archery range of H & H.

You can email me at to let me know if you want on the table list.  Thank you and looking forward to seeing everyone.  It seems like it has been a long time.

The fall shop tour ON OCTOBER 2, 2021 for the KGA will be held at the home of Jearld Nickles in Perkins, Oklahoma.  The address is 1222 East 92 nd St, Perkins, OK  74059.  There will be several demonstrations and lunch.  It will start about 10:00 AM and will usually be over around 4:00 PM.  Please let us know if you plan on attending so we can get a head count for the food.

Looking forward to seeing everyone, it has been a long time.

Ray Kirk

KGA Sec/Treas