Knives Illustrated

PEARSON CUSTOM KNIVES

This new master knifemaker is making a name for himself.

- BY BEN SUTTON

Ryan Pearson of Pearson Custom Knives is a master mechanic by day and an up-and-coming master knifemaker by night. His dreams of taking his knifemakin­g full time are quickly becoming a reality through his growing customer base and fan following within the knife community. This is due in large part to his popular models such as the Titan, Chief, Lil Chief, Scout, and Rhino. All his knives and sheaths are made out of his home shop by Ryan himself and the occasional family member who can pitch in a helping hand.

Ryan utilizes the same work ethic that made him a master mechanic in his trade as a knifemaker. His knives’ quality, fit and finish, massive attention to detail, and customer service are second to none. His easy-going nature and great personalit­y are also beginning to garner a lot of customers.

TITAN

The Titan is a beautiful drop-point fixed blade with carbon fiber handle scales and blue G10 liners. The knife features a full tang blade made from CPM 20CV with a forward finger choil so the user can choke up for precision cutting. It comes with a Kydex sheath with a Tek-lok belt attachment for easy carry.

CHIEF AND LIL CHIEF

The Chief and Lil Chief combo are fan favorites of Pearson Custom Knives. They come in various configurat­ions based on the customer’s preference­s. The knives’ standard configurat­ion features Nitro V blade steel with a hand-rubbed satin finish, as well as minor, yet effective, jimping on the spine and all knives come with a Kydex sheath with loops that allows for the knives to be carried in the scout position.

However, like all Pearson models, the Chief and Lil Chief are available with many, many options. Stonewash finishes (as seen on the Chief pictured below), carbon fiber handles (as seen on the Lil Chief on following page) or G10 handles (as seen on the knives at right), and custom leather sheaths (like the one pictured with the Lil Chief on following page) are all available.

“RYAN PEARSON OF PEARSON CUSTOM KNIVES IS A MASTER MECHANIC BY DAY AND AN UP-ANDCOMING MASTER KNIFEMAKER BY NIGHT.”

SCOUT

The Scout is an elegant knife that can handle any task. These particular Scouts were made as a “his and hers” pair. The wife wanted handle scales in “Tiffany blue,” so Ryan used teal blue Kirinite, while the husband’s features smooth black G10 handle scales. Both knives feature a full tang Nitro V blade with a stonewash finish and minimal, yet very effective, jimping on the spine of the blade. Both knives come with a Kydex sheath with scout loops for easy carry. The specs for the Scout listed here are based on the black Scout.

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