PrincetonWongHouston, Texas

Custom knifemaker Princeton Wong brought his first knives to Blade Show in 2018. Just three years later, he won Best New Maker at Blade Show and Most Innovative Design at the International Custom Cutlery Exposition. Princeton followed a winding path to knifemaking that started in martial arts, graphic design, and performance auto part fabrication.

He finds inspiration in nature and pop culture, focusing on original designs that buck trends and aren’t afraid to be different. He also served as Secretary-Treasurer on the Knifemakers Guild board of directors, an organization with ties to the beginning of the U.S. custom knifemaking scene.