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Crawford Handmade Knives, LLC

*Makers of the Original, trade-marked SURVIVAL STAFF

205 N. Center Drive
West Memphis, AR  72301

Master Knife Makers and Designers with 
over 75 years of combined excellence

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UPDATED 2/18/2024


Wes hung around the knife shop all of his life and learned to make knives from his father, Pat Crawford, a well known and liked knifemaker and member of the Knifemaker's Guild.  Pat is retired now Wes has taken over at Crawford Knives. 


Crawford Knives is proud to display in these pages our many different designs featuring self defense knives used by people around the world such as:  The FBI - CIA - SECRET SERVICE - U.S. MARSHALS - DEA -MILITARY - LAW ENFORCEMENT - BODYGUARDS - FIREMEN - SECURITY GUARDS - AND KRUGER PARK RANGERS.

All of our knives are handmade in our shop that is out back where it has been since 1972. We use the finest steels, handle materials and fittings, hand grinding and making our parts and knives here in our shop.

Collector quality folders with Damascus steels, exotic handles with fancy decorations and jewelling. Many different neck knives and covert hideout blades to choose from. The Survival Staff hiking tool that changes into many different combinations including: A walking stick or sword cane, hiking staff, baton, blow gun, and a lance.

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*By ordering a Crawford Knife you certify that you are 18 years old.  CRAWFORD knives are cutting instruments, please use them for the purpose intended. You should be aware that most localities have laws that regulate the carrying and concealment of any knife regardless of the type. Certain knives, blade designs and blade lengths are against the law in specific areas. With changes in national security, knives may not be permitted on certain local, state, and federal property. Although CRAWFORD knives makes knives for servicemen, and law enforcement, it is your  responsibility, upon purchasing a CRAWFORD knife to know the applicable laws and regulation regarding the purchase, ownership and possession of one of our knives.




Over 40 years of making the unusual has led us to develop this survival system. From backpacking the Rockies, to walking city streets, to driving the interstates of America, the Survival Staff ™ can be your constant companion to give you that extra edge.

Each one is completely handmade in our shop from the finest materials. The staff parts are made from hardened aluminum and anodized black. On hand for immediate delivery, an order placed now will receive fast attention and, as always, our long standing guarantee of satisfaction or your money back.

The Survival Staff is a survival tool for the wilderness, city streets, or your car. The package is made up of 8 basic parts that can be changed around to make a hiking staff, 57" overall, walking stick, 33" long, or a 24" baton. All parts screw together so that the Survival Staff™ can be changed around to make an effective weapon or the entire unit can be used for striking. The optional steel head adds more weight for this use. When the basic Staff is put together it weighs 1 lb. 10 oz. All Staffs come with storage case.

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