Schwarz Design is guided by the principle that beauty is second to function, but that both can exist in a well refined product. Also, that even the most remarkable craftsmanship cannot cover up poor design.
Where can I get a Schwarz knife?
TJ Schwarz is a custom knifemaker with a small shop located in New Plymouth, Idaho. In our online shop you'll see the option to configure and order a custom knife made by TJ. The newest addition to the custom lineup is the Overland, a fixed blade designed to be an outdoorsman's best friend.
TJ has also placed a large emphasis on production knife design throughout his career. These knives are generally manufactured and sold by knife companies who have chosen to license them from Schwarz Design. Buying a Schwarz designed product from one of these companies, such as CRKT, directly supports the designer. The knives can be found in our online shop or from a number of retailers such as BladeHQ.com, Amazon.com, Cabela's, REI, or Sportsman's Warehouse.
Schwarz Design also has a line of products currently manufactured in house by TJ and his wife Becca called the Standard Issue: 1942 series. These products can be purchased in our online shop as well as through a handful of reputable retailers.