MCKENZIE KNIFE CO
HOW IT BEGAN
My name is Jonathan McKenzie. I started a small business in 2013 called Gulf Coast Native. My intention with this business was to build a relevant-regional brand that sportsman in the Gulf Coast could relate to. I had hoped to attract people to this new business with the offering of hand-made knives and then slowly add other essential outdoor products like clothing and hunting gear. As the knife business grew, the clothing and hunting gear were never added; therefore, a name change was in order - leading to McKenzie Knife Company.
I started this business with the hope that one day my children, and perhaps grand-children, would learn my trade and carry on the legacy I began. I have worked my fingers to the bone and given my mind over to learning everything I can about knife-making. I have never desired mediocrity or been at peace selling anything less than perfection.
I have personally designed and hand crafted every knife that has left my workshop. In a custom world, scalability is the one part of business that is nearly unachievable. I have never made more than 80-90 knives in a given year and have dreamt of one day producing on a level that hundreds and thousands more could own something I’ve made. My hope is that you participate in my humble business and become a part of growing a young Texas knife company into another great American dream.