Ochs             Sherworx

Rugged Elegant Blades



To construct the highest quality custom knives utilizing the best materials, classic techniques as well as state of the art material and handmade processes to create the most functional, distinctive and elegant knives for enduring use.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     -Eric D. Ochs, Maker

Ochs Sherworx

P.O. Box 1311

Sherwood, OR 97140

To contact us:

Phone & Fax: 503-925-9790

E-mail: eric@ochs.com


In 2011 my primary focus has turned to making folding tactical knives.  With two small features in Blade magazine and going fulltime as a knifemaker 2011 has been a big year for Ochs Sherworx.  I would like to say thanks to my many loyal and wonderful customers who help make my job and passion, fun entertaining and exciting.   

Using the stock removal method I cut and grind out all of our blades, handles and frames by hand using only the highest grades of knife/tool steel and titanium for liner and framelock folding knives.  Primarily I use CPM S30V, Elmax, CPM S35VN, CPM 154, and CPM3V.  I also work with many Damascus steels including Damasteel and Chad Nichols Damascus.  I send all my knife Blades to Paul Bos to be heat treated and get a cryogenic double or triple temper to insure the very best edge holding and blade toughness. I believe this is best, most consistent way, to heat treat the stainless and tool steels I work with to maximize the potential of the steel.  Blades are finished with either a satin brushed finish, stonewash or a meticulous hand rubbed finish.  Most of my knives are full tang knives and handles are drilled and/or tapered for weight reduction and balance. 


Made with Pride in

Sherwood, Oregon


(Right)  Tatsu Tanto folder with a 4” Blade edge in CPM S30V and Super conductor bolster Lightning Strike Carbon Fiber.

My handles are highly contoured in ergonomic designs to provide superior grip and control.  They are mounted with Micarta, G10, Carbon Fiber, quality wood or bone/horn scales with industrial grade epoxy and secured with combinations of mosaic pins, bolts, thong tube and/or peened pin.  Integral guard areas are pinned in Lum style.  Accent liners are often used to dress up handles.  This takes a little more work but really adds to the finished look and acts as a buffer during expansion and contraction especially with natural materials. 

I make only my own designs in which I strive for useful simplicity and balance.  Designing knives is an exciting and time consuming process and often requires developing a working design, testing and reworking the designs making very small changes and modifications over and over again to get a superior product.  I am constantly trying to improve my designs and am open to modifying aspects of our models to help meet a customers  needs.

Please look around and enjoy!         

We maintain this webpage on a regular basis, but it is not always possible to update it as frequently or have all the loose ends tied up as much as we would like.  If anything is not clear or you have comments or are interested in more information please feel free to contact us.  Availability of items and prices are subject to change without notice.

(Left) A Panther made of S30V flat ground with hollow ground martle swedge and G10 handle with mosaic pins.




(Above)  The Recon Tiger Makhaira blade is CPM 3V with   12-1/8” blade edge.






(Left) From top to bottom 3-5/8” Tatsu Flipper with Mokuti bolster and marble CF;  4” Tatsu folder with Fossil texture anodized bronze and stonewash CPM 3V blade with mirror polished convex tip;  Orca flipper with 3-3/4” CPM S30V blade, with carved titanium Celtic knot and hammered copper pins.

(Above) Top Picture of 3-5/8” Tatsu Flipper with Moku-ti bolster and Marble Carbon Fiber in a framelock.  More here


This is the Otter Folder framelock with Carbon Fiber and large Mosaic inset.

*No longer taking orders*

Photo:  Ernesto Urdaneta

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