Medford Knife and Tool
FoundedPhoenix, Arizona (2010; 14 years ago (2010))
HeadquartersPhoenix, Arizona
Key people
Greg Medford
Number of employees

Medford Knife and Tool is an American custom and production knifemaking and tactical tool making facility founded by Greg Medford in 2010 in Arizona United States.

The company

The company was founded in Arizona, United States, by Greg Medford. Unlike most knife makers who start out as a home-based business, Medford opened a modern factory, complete with CAD and CNC milling machines.[1] The knives are made in the US and most of the work is done by hand as opposed to automated machining. The company mainly produces folding knives, but at the same time it produces fixed blades knives and tactical tools such as Tomahawks,[2] machetes and Steel knuckles.[3][4] A knife model called the "Praetorian" is considered the company's most recognized knife.[5]


Medford USMC EOD-1 knife

The company's knives and tools feature minimal design elements and clean lines, a massive structure, and a combination of grinds and some describe them as overbuilt.[5][6][7] Some knives models are combined with tool elements, such as screwdriver heads or glass breaker. Knife blades are usually made from D-2 Steel, CPM-S35VN Stainless steel and CPM3V Steel, for handles the company uses titanium, G-10, carbon fiber, or a Paracord.[5][8]

Cooperation with military units

The USMC EOD-1 model was designed in collaboration with the US Marines according to their requirements.[9] The TM-1 machete was designed according to the requirements of international security services companies.[10]


There have been several times in which Greg Medford has had voiced his racist, sexist and homophobic remarks.[11]

On 14 June 2022, he was giving out shirts at the Blade Show with the phrase "Don't buy Chi-Com Knifes" along with 2 sterotyopical asians saying "You want to buy a Chi-Torian" and "Fan-yoo".[12]

In response in a later deleted he stood by his claims on his shirt and his IP being stolen by Chinese companies.[13]

On his podcast he quite often makes sexist, racist and homophobic remarks.[14]


  1. ^ Benjamin, Andrew (4 July 2015). "The Last Great American Arts & Crafts and The Great American Knifemakers – Part I". Arizona: Western Free Press.
  2. ^ Reeder, David (1 January 2015). "8 Bells and Medford's challenge to his countrymen". Recoil.
  3. ^ Webb, Brandon; Doherty, Glen (15 September 2010). 21st Century Sniper: The Complete Guide. New York: Skyhorse Publishing Inc. pp. 216–217. ISBN 978-1-61608-001-3. Retrieved 6 August 2015.
  4. ^ Lee, Lee (1 May 2014). "Made in America, by American veterans, Damn proudly". A2Z Metalworker. 20 (3): 38–39.
  5. ^ a b c Covert, Pat (2014). "Medford Knives: American-Made Blades". American Handgunner. 24 (2): 72–73, 98. Retrieved 6 August 2015.
  6. ^ Šaponjić, Dragan (14 January 2014). "Različiti putevi - cilj isti Borbeni noževi Winkler, Medford i Pohl Force". Kalibar (207). Retrieved 6 August 2015.
  7. ^ "Medford TFF-1 Very Heavy Duty". Messer Magazin. 6 (December–January): 19–20. Retrieved 6 August 2015.
  8. ^ Vuong, Patrick (2013). "Unusual Suspects – Paracord-Wrapped Knives". Recoil. Vol. 2, no. 8. pp. 34–37.
  9. ^ Lang, Oliver. "EOD-Messer: Gred Medford EOD Knife". K-ISOM. 2 (March–April): 84. Retrieved 6 August 2015.
  10. ^ Berry, Andrew (12 June 2014). "Medford Knife and Tool's Limited Edition Tactical Machete 1". Personal defense world. Retrieved 6 August 2015.
  11. ^ Knefel, John. "A knife-making podcaster with a history of racism and sexism has interviewed some of the top GOP politicians in Arizona". Media Matters for America. Retrieved 22 November 2022.
  12. ^ Phi303 (3 June 2022). "So here's a shirt Greg Medford is selling at his booth today at Blade Show ATL..."((cite web)): CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  13. ^ "T on Instagram: "Since I hear it's been removed I'm reposting this"". Instagram. Retrieved 22 November 2022.
  14. ^ Jerod, MACDONALD-EVOY (27 September 2022). "An Arizona knife-maker says critics who call him racist are 'dumb f****ing c***s.' GOP politicians have lined up to do his podcast". AZ Mirror.