About Porterfield

Porterfield Knife & Tool is comprised of a true powerhouse of knife and tool design greats, that not only creates, but use our products in daily life whether hunting, fishing, or carrying a quality blade that's ready to work!

Each person at Porterfield Knife and Tool has a great passion for the outdoors! Whether designing and manufacturing today's most popular knives, firearms or fabricating our custom airboats that can be found around the world, one thing is for sure. "We build quality into our products".

About the name- Porterfield comes from a long line of family tradition in and around the Florida area, with generations of hunting, fishing and sportsman activities. The Porterfield name is shared by four generations of family members which pays homage to the past, present and future of our company.

Please take the time to read about our extraordinary group of people that share of our same interests, and commitment to excellence!

Meet Porterfield

Steve Schwarzer

Master Bladesmith

Steve Schwarzer is an internationally recognized Master Bladesmith. Mr. Schwarzer began evolving his craft in the 1960’s, with a particular interest in hand forged steel incorporating old world techniques. As his reputation began to attain a cult like status, he began offering his creations for sale to the public around the mid-seventies. Mr. Schwarzer’s knives are some of the most sought after works in the world of custom knives. While his designs possess his world-renowned signature style, they are also first and foremost, at the pinnacle of the craft in function and performance using the highest grades of high carbon steels, crafted with his blend of ancient methods and state of the art techniques. An accomplished author of many books on the subject, as well as a legendary Martial Arts Master, Mr. Schwarzer brings knowledge, experience and passion to Porterfield Knife & Tool that is unparalleled. His dedication to excellence and relentless pursuit of innovative design is a gift to the art of bladesmithing that will mark his place in history for all time.


Henry Gallops

Senior Engineer

Henry Gallops further fortifies the Porterfield team as Lead Engineer, with over thirty years in mechanical engineering. With over 19 patents already under his belt, Henry’s contributions to the outdoor sporting world have been immense. Henry started his illustrious career designing and producing Bang Sticks and Powerheads for the spear fishing industry, and from there, he began a long and successful career with Bear Archery and Mathews Archery. He was the creative force behind numerous innovations in the Archery industry, and is currently involved in several cutting-edge design projects in the Firearms industry as Lead Engineer for Core Rifle Systems. Henry and Steve oversee the rest of the Porterfield team of dedicated, passionate Bladesmiths.