Bio of Dushane Custom Handmade Knives
Thanks for your interest in Dushane custom handmade knives. I'm Dwayne Dushane, a member in good standing of the Texas Knifemakers and Collectors Association, I'm working on becoming a Guild member, I'm currently a probationary member of the Knifemakers Guild. I made my first knife in 8th grade metal shop here in Andrews, TX back in 1977. I didn't persue knifemaking again until 1986 when a back injury kept me home for a while. As I got interested in knifemaking I started meeting people, two of which were Johnny Stout and Weldon Whitley. These guys are the ones that really started teaching me about the art of knifemaking. But I healed up and back to the oil field I went with little time to build knives. In June 94 I re-injured my back and since then I've had nine surgeries and I've decided to make knives for a living. I started building them again in December 1995. I love to create things with my hands and The Good Lord has blessed me with the ability to do so. I hope to continually get better and learn all the different facets of the trade.
I use the stock removal method and do all phases of the knives myself except making my own Damascus, which I'm currently getting into & hope to be using my own here before long. I use materials of the highest quality that I possibly can. All woods and other handle materials are stabilized as much as possible. I use ATS-34, 440C, D-2 and Damascus from top notch makers. I will try to use other materials that are not listed if requested. The knives on my web site or in my brochure are just a sample of what I make. If there is something you don't see call me or send E-mail to see if I can build it for you. I know there are a great deal of talented makers out there, but I would love to build that special knife for you or someone you love. Thank you for your interest in my knives, and may God richly bless you and your family.