Old Timers have been making wooden knives for generations. We've seen some very well-crafted wooden pocket knifes. However, until 2008, the wooden knife kit did not exist. That's when Gene Jameson made the first one for his son, JJ. He recognized the appeal of, not only having a wooden pocket knife, but also being able to craft it. That's when he brought the kit to market and approached a few store owners. Jameson Woodworks makes every one of their products in Belton, SC, USA.