About Us

Cape Cod Cutlery is a homegrown Cape Cod business. We specialize in producing the finest in nautical, historic and modern knives as well as  kitchen cutlery. Each of our knives is individually handmade, making them unique works of art as well as functional tools.

Who are Fred Carpenter and Thomas Davenport?

dscn1725Fred Carpenter is a Yankee by birth with roots in the south. Some of the woods we use for handles come from the family farm in Mississippi.    Starting in restaurant work at 15 he has done just about every job in a restaurant. Over the years he has had many jobs in animal husbandry, massage therapy and most recently soap making at Summer House Soaps of Hyannis.  Fred loves to be a maker. About 15 years ago he became interested in blacksmithing and metal work and has been tinkering ever since. Fred has been involved in Medieval Combat in the Society of Creative Anachronisms since 1991.

14390780_10209079039185611_1757985868150449337_nThomas Davenport is a Fall River native of Portuguese descent.  Raised in his grandmother’s restaurant and bakery he developed knife skills at an early age.  His father was an avid hunter and grandfather a fisherman so he grew up catching and processing game as a child .  He got his first taste of metal work as a grinder and welder at the shipyard in Newport building warships for the Navy. Later in life he became a butcher and USDA Meat Inspector and has taken more then a few animals from field to plate.  His passion for food continues through catering banquets for 50-80 people. His desire for a personal knife started his journey into knife making 4 years ago and here we are.   Thomas has been involved in Medieval Combat in the Society of Creative Anachronisms since 1997.

Look for our knives at the Cape Cod Beer Farmer’s Market, and other Cape Cod venues.

Want to get in touch with us? Email us at fred@capecodcutlery.com!

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