Harvey King Knives

Harvey King - The New Renaissance of Custom Knifemaking

Harvey King Documentary

In this documentary film, nationally renowned master knifemaker Harvey King creates one of his signature knives from start to finish as he explains the rise and fall of custom knifemaking and why this ancient craft is now seeing a full revival.

We Need Your Help

My small but mighty production crew and I need your help to make this documentary come to life. Please consider making a contribution of any amount on this project's Go Fund Me page.

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Directed, Produced, and Edited by: Daniel Scott Murphy

Camera Ops: Daniel Scott Murphy, James Sanny

Student Journalist: Dawson Wagner

Status: In Production

Coming Fall 2021

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Project Updates

August 29, 2021 - Fundraising Goal Met!

Thanks to our wonderful supporters who are backing this project on Go Fund Me, we have reached our $1,000 goal! But we are not finished yet. We still have to come up with funds to submit to film festivals and production is still ongoing. Any extra support will help get us tell the story in the best light possible. Again thank you! Please share the Go Fund Me page here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-me-fund-a-doc-on-knifemaker-harvey-king

July 23, 2021 - Dawson Wagner joins the production team

Kansas State University Mass Communications Senior Dawson Wagner joins the production team. He brings a powerful journalism skillset to the table and will help develop the story arc within the documentary.  

July 22, 2021 - James Sanny joins the production team

Photographer and camera operator James Sanny joins the production team. He will be a tremendous help by capturing multi-camera shots and b-roll. 

July 2, 2021 - Production dates slated for August

The production team will travel to Harvey King's workshop in Alta Vista, Kansas to begin production in August of 2021.