Tom Veff developed a love of knives at an
early age. The son of an Army First Sergeant,
he traveled extensively and always sought
out knife shops wherever his father was stationed.
As a young man, he entered the meat
industry and was a journeyman meat cutter
and meat department manager for 20 years.
He found that he had a natural ability to
put an edge on all types of cutting tools. In
1989, he established Veff Sharpening Service
in Oregon City, Oregon. His reputation for
producing a very high polished, surgically
sharp convex edge has led to his customer
base extending throughout the United States.
He decided to incorporate some of his
own ideas and began designing knives that
were task specific. His philosophy is that a
cutting tool should be comfortable to use
and efficient for the task at hand. Because
he was always intrigued with cutting edges,
it was natural for him to improve on preexisting
designs. This led him to design Veff
Serrations which have proven to be the most
efficient and effective serrations available to
date and are used exclusively by CRKT.