Johnny Stout

Johnny Stout recently celebrated his 20th year as a knifemaker, fulltime for the last 12 years.  Johnny is the co-founder of the Guadalupe Forge School of Knifemaking & Bladesmithing at his shop in New Braunfels. He also hosts the biannual Guadalupe Forge Hammer-In & Knifemakers Rendezvous held in the Winter and Fall each year, and teaches personal knifemaking classes several times a year. He was instrumental and a founding member of the Texas Knifemakers & Collectors Association. He is also a member of the Knifemakers Guild, and an Apprentice Bladesmith in the American Bladesmith Society. Johnny takes every opportunity to advance and promote handmade knives.  Check out his website at and check out his video "The Fine Art of Hollow Grinding with Knifemaker Johnny Stout" on our website.