For more than 60 years, dan harrison has crafted knives. He has created custom pieces for kings, queens and fellow countrymen. From magnates to movie stars to mariners, owning a Harrison knife is a treasure. But at the end of the day, the 76-year-old Ben Wheeler shop owner says his emphasis is on creating a quality product.
“It’s more about 100 years from now, that still being a good knife. That’s my ego,” Harrison says. “I’ve built for the Queen of England. I’ve built for the Royal Family of Malaysia. I’ve built for LBJ, all kinds of people. I’m appreciative that I got to do it; but building a knife for you, that you’ll pass down to yours and they’ll pass down to theirs and 300 years from now my name’s living on, that’s my ego. That’s my all I’m putting into that knife.”