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Cypress Creek Knives was founded by Jared Beavers in 2017 and all CCK knives are hand-crafted in Jared’s one-man shop in Collinsville, Illinois. Jared’s goal is to make beautiful hand-crafted knives that excel in performance but are also treasured possessions to be passed down from generation to generation.
Jared draws design inspiration from his hobbies such fishing, hunting and bushcraft and from the outdoors including his travels throughout the country. He greatly admires Andy Roy of FIddleback Forge and Chris Reeve of Chris Reeve Knives.
Jared’s three biggest passions in life are the outdoors, travel, and knives. As a kid, it was nearly impossible to keep him indoors; rain or shine, you could find him tromping through the woods looking for the best walking stick or the most impressive rock. During summers, his family would travel around the country visiting National Parks. Hiking, fishing, and camping-these activities filled his time.
At the young age of four (much to his Mom’s dismay), his Grandpa gave him his first knife, a little Swiss Army Knife with toothpick included. It was hardly sharp enough to cut butter, but he was thrilled with it. This is the knife that started his knife passion. As Jared grew older, the quality of the knives he acquired increased. First it was Case and Buck, then Benchmade and finally Chris Reeve Knives and Fiddleback Forge.
In 2014, with very crude equipment (a 4×36 belt sander and hand tools), he began designing and making his own very primitive knives. As he began to hone his skills and gain more knowledge, he started to acquire the necessary equipment to create knives of a much better quality. Today all CCK knives are hand-crafted by Jared and his focus is to make each one better than the previous one.