Welcome To Rhea Knives

Hand-forged traditional designs


My name is Lin Rhea (pronounced “Ray”) and I am a Master Bladesmith. I live in Arkansas, the heart of the custom knife making world.

My knives are hand forged in the manner of old world craftsmanship. I do not farm out any aspect of my knives…every part is handmade by myself. I am a member of the Antique Bowie Knife Association, American Bladesmith Society and the Custom Knives Collectors Association.

If you have any questions, would like to have a custom knife made or just want to say “Hi” please go to my contact page.¬†Feel free to look around and get to know me and my knives.


My X-Rhea knife. It is my unique design of one piece forged from carbon steel knife.

This concept is inspired by things I’ve learned from my time as a historic blacksmith. It’s development is a fine exercise in hammer control for the smith, yet it produces a strong, beautiful and unique knife.