past of Özekes knives start in begining of 1890 . Presently from 4th
generation father Cengiz Özekes and from 5th generation his son Kazım
Özekes succeeded to present which is being continued their Hand made
knife making fame not only in Sinop and Turkey novadays at the
Grand father master Hüseyin was a famous gunsmith for his true
craftsmanship. Than as a hobby he began making knives exeptional
quality. Then he thaught his oldest son Ali Özekes this trade and
ensured to continue the craft. Ali has thaught his oldest brother
Kazım Özekes and ensured knife making, traditional family profession.
Kazım Özekes taught all of his skills his son Erdoğan and Cengiz. They
work together until 1965. Until this year he taught his sons all te
secret of knife making and especially the secrets of doubling
tempering the steel, then he quinted working.
Özekes family continue to make the one of the best quality hunting
knives of the world. They work every day more than the past days.
Their most important principle, the knives they have given their
family name on, should be the perfect ones. They spend very long time
to make each part of their knifes to do not be any defective.
When the American Radar Base was open in Sinop ( 28 years) at most
buyers were the American soldiers. Presently same foreigners
especially who cames to buy hunting knives and Turkish hunters and
collectors are our buyers.