Meet the Rednecks

Redneck Knife Works is a family-owned business located in Palestine, Texas, where the Piney Woods meet the Post Oak Savanna. We enjoy some of the best hunting and camping that Texas has to offer. Like you, we like to have fun, and it seeps into all that we do. This comes from the founder’s roots in rural Louisiana and Texas. It’s this Tex-Mex Cajun-infused southern attitude that flavors our daily lives and provides the backdrop for our redneckedness.

Jimmy Martin

Bladesmith, Founder, General forge monkey.

Jimmy is a U.S.Navy vet, retired death row Chaplain, ex-field Officer/hostage negotiator, pastor, husband, father, and artisan bladesmith currently residing in Palestine Texas. He grew up on Caddo Lake which straddles the Louisiana/Texas state lines. Its in this near prehistoric landscape that Jimmy learned to hunt, fish, and camp. From these experiences he recognizes the special needs and performance criteria of each blade he designs. This heritage is even in the names he gives his designs – The Caddo (Bowie), The Little Cypress (EDC), The Black Cypress (Tanto hunting/fighting knife), The Boudreaux (chopper/camping knife), and The Tumpie (polished bone-handle Bowie). Even the name of the company is a nod to his admiration of the hard working men and women from this region that helped shape his life.


 redneck /ˈrɛdˌnɛk/  noun

plural rednecks
[count] US, informal + usually disapproving
: a person who lives in a small town or in the country especially in the southern U.S., who typically has a working-class job

— redneck

also rednecked /ˈrɛdˌnɛkt/ adjective