Member: Concho Valley Bladesmith Fellowship.
Member of Texas Knifemakers Guild
This page was last updated: November 3, 2023
Hi my name is Charles R. Hawkins Jr. I live in San Angelo, Texas. I have been married to my wife Terrie for 44 yrs and have 2 great boys. I have been making knives for a little over Thirteen years. I trained locally with Cham Chambless,Bart Burnett and Joe Gibson. I trained with Gary Hicks and the late Dick Patton from Tuscola, Texas. I traveled to West Virgina and trained with R.W. Wilson for a week. I also took an advance knifemaking class from Johnny Stout in Aug. 2018. My knives are made from horse rasps files, 1095 high carbon steel or 01 tool steel and Cpm154 stainless. I am still training in knife making. I read books and learn from anyone who will teach me. I have been lucky, I think I have had some very good teachers. I am a second Degree Black Belt in Tang Soo Do. Trained for 30 yrs.
My son earned his Black Belt
I am every proud of him. Both my sons are great.
My Friend and Brother and Master Pasted Away Sept 10, 2021.. Armando Puente