OX Forge is the trademark of Charles F.
Ochs III. Charles has been making custom knives
since 1973 and has been a full time maker since 1986. In 1989 he was named a Master Bladesmith
by the American Bladesmith
Society, and became
a member of the Knifemakers Guild in 1988.
The OX Forge Trademark is derived from the
Ochs surname, which is of German origin, and is
classically pronounced "OX".
The OX Forge trademark is known by knife collectors worldwide
as the mark of
a finely crafted forged blade,
exhibiting superior quality and
Customers, from all over the world, own and use OX Forge
Charles' wife, Belle Ochs, is a gifted scrimshaw
artist, whose work adorns some of the most unique knives bearing the OX Forge trademark.
In addition, Belle does a wide variety
of artwork in other media such as oil and watercolor, with an emphasis on
custom dyed silk creations such as scarves, flags and church banners.
Access Belle's web site at: