Boyd Ashworth is a custom knifemaker
whose workshop is located in Powder
Springs, Georgia. He is a Journeyman Smith
with The American Bladesmith Society. He
says, "I sold my first custom knife in 1993.
Much of my knifemaking education has
come from the Mastersmith's teaching at
the annual Jim Batson Blade Symposium. I
enjoy forging my own Damascus steel. My
specialties are turtle folders with mosaic
turtle Damascus, locking Damascus folders,
along with fighters, hunters and gents. I also
offer filework and exotic handle materials.
My interest in knives has been lifelong.
During my youth as an Eagle Scout going
hunting, fishing and camping, I developed an
appreciation for an expertly crafted knife."
He has a vivid, creative imagination and a
flair for incorporating organic and animal
forms into his custom art knives with names
such as "Pocket Goblin" and "One Arm
Bandit." Boyd's folding turtle knife won back-to-
back "Best Miniature Folder" awards at
the Blade Show in 2001 and 2002. He is the
designer of the CRKT Ashworth Turtle series.