Paragon Knives by Asheville Steel

Paragon Knives by Asheville Steel boasts a reputation among diehard knife enthusiasts as the best of the best in automatic and manual knives. Based in Asheville, North Carolina, the company relies on tradition to guide its philosophy of using nothing but the best material and highest quality steel to create the perfect knife.

Although the tradition of knifemaking in Asheville dates back to the 1700s, the designs of Paragon make it clear that the company is not living in the past. Unique designs, the likes that no one has seen before, constantly keep the knife world on its toes.

All Paragon Knives at Knife Depot come with the security of our 60-day, money-back guarantee, which means the only thing you have to worry about is deciding what you want your next knife to be.

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Recent Reviews - Paragon Knives by Asheville Steel

By Mike D.
Paragon Knives by Asheville Steel Warlock Double Edge Knife

Yes, it's expensive. And, yes, it FEELS expensive. In one word: solid. Closed, it feels like it was carved out of a single block. Open, the blade is locked in place with no wobble.The way the handle parts when the hinge-area buttons are pressed is just...well...so cool.

About Paragon Knives

Paragon Knives by Asheville Steel has a strong tradition among those familiar with automatic blades and quality steel. Based in Asheville, North Carolina – Paragon produces some of the finest knives that anyone can purchase today. The blend of traditional technology, including new advancements in steel fabrication, allows the company to provide some of the most excellently designed blades on the planet.

Most of our knives are made in Asheville or by local Carolina craftsmen. The area has a long standing history of cutlery, smelting and black smithing that stretches back into the late 1700’s when the lands here were first settled by Scotch-Irish and Anglican pioneers. Area art colleges and trade schools extended the craft into the current era. Paragon Knives has a long history in this area.

There are several types of our knives that are produced overseas, but none are cheap Chinese knock offs. Several lines of our knives are made in Japan by blade makers that also design traditional Japanese katanas and short bladed tantos.

Paragon is still owned and operated by a local family from the Asheville area. Robert Anderson, a native of the area, acquired Paragon from it’s founder and helped to expand it’s offerings. The Anderson family continues the region’s fine legacy of well made, durable and also beautiful blades.

When you purchase a Paragon, you are buying one of the best knives on the planet.

We provide excellence by design in everything that we do.