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Address: 27546 Seward Hwy, Seward, AK 99664-9503
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+1 907-288-3616

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I live nearby and stop in frequently whenever I have visitors from out of state. Virgil is famous around the State for his handmade knives. I have a fillet knife that he made to... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Eric H
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I live nearby and stop in frequently whenever I have visitors from out of state. Virgil is famous around the State for his handmade knives. I have a fillet knife that he made to my specifications. I could not be happier with the finished product. Be sure to get a demonstration while you are there.

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Bracey, Virginia
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Reviewed 20 December 2016

During our July 2015 trip to Alaska we stopped by the Campbell's knife shop. They weren't open at the time, but Virgil was out back chopping wood and took time to speak with my husband about his knives/craft, even giving him a sample of smoked salmon. Needless to say my husband has been talking about having one of these knives... More 

Thank Audra K
St. Petersburg, Florida
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Reviewed 7 July 2016

I put a down payment on a knife for my husband going on 3 years ago. We stopped and talked about the type of handle my husband wanted and they said they would try to get it. We gave up and settled for a piece of fossil but I've been stopping in on a regular basis since April 2016 and... More 

Thank mcobble
Volcano, Hawaii
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

The owner Virgil was exceptionally kind and gave my son a lot of information and tips on blade making. He was kind enough to show us around his shop and was willing to share lots of tips! He is a true EDUCATOR and an enthusiastic craftsman. His knives are mostly custom made to order so don't expect to see a... More 

Thank Lehuamamo
Roseburg, Oregon
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 11 September 2015

We stopped by the shop in Moose Pass, mostly for my husband's benefit. He has worked with metal all his life and made some knives. I enjoyed the stop every bit as much as he did. Virgil gave us a tour and was very interesting. I was amazed at all the material he had for handles. He showed us his... More 

Thank hmorgan57
College Station, Texas
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Reviewed 21 August 2015 via mobile

Planned to buy 4 knives (husband and three sons) and drove over to the shop on a Thursday afternoon. We arrived at 3:30 and the shop was closed. There was a number posted on the door but we had no cell signal. Not sure if it would've made a difference anyway. We were very disappointed to say the least. Sorry... More 

Thank kimmyintexas
Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 9 February 2015

We received a complete tour of the store when we stopped by. The owner showed us the full process for making a custom knife. One customer brought a piece of his grandfather's barn to use as a handle. One person melted an old broken family firearm into his custom blade. They have a selection of antlers, walrus tusks, fossils, and... More 

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Harrison City, Pennsylvania, United States
1 review
Reviewed 23 November 2014

I visited I.R.B.I in March of 2014 while in Alaska for the Iditarod. We stopped by and talked to Virgil, and he gave us a tour of the shop. I ordered a knife with the Mammoth bone handle. I received it today and all I can say is WOW!!!!!!!. it is truly AWESOME!!!!!!. Thank You Virgil and Dawn both, for... More 

Thank William B
Anchorage, Alaska
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Reviewed 5 June 2014

If you want a hand made....totally hand made knife of great quality, this is the place. My wife and I have three knives made by the Virgil. When youi come in, you get to pick the blade design, then the handle material. They have a ton of rough blanks of a lot of different materials. Dawn just brough me into... More 

Thank scott-in-Alaska
Augusta, Maine
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Reviewed 23 September 2012

I have bought a lot of custom knives, but virgils's are the best of the best. I now own two and am anxiously awaiting a third custom made knife. This is a must stop shop omn your way to seaward. I enjoyed the vistit at his shop eamensly! Virgil is a real, genuine, pasionate small businessman with a great craftman's... More 

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