We're Will and Lio, a husband and wife knife making team in Kansas City with a desire for creating. My passion and love for knives consumed me so much that my first knife design, the Aero, was actually for a college project when I was learning CAD. I decided to run with it and created Boos Blades in 2016. After a couple of runs of the Aero, I designed the Smoke as a challenge to myself to create a slim front flipper.
Feeling that designing was just not enough for me, I wanted to take manufacturing into my own hands and bought a 2004 Sharp CNC machine in October 2018. Diving into machining, I watched countless videos and scoured thousands of machinist forums to become a self taught machinist. Along with machining, I studied knife finishing and sharpening to perfect our in-house knives.
While I was busy in my machining dungeon, Lio joined the Boos Blades family by learning how to anodize, finish, and sharpen knives as well. While not in the dungeon, she manages the social media and customer service of Boos Blades - pointing and shooting pictures for Instagram, editing YouTube videos, and getting cozy with me to reply to comments and emails.
We’re immensely grateful for all the support and positivity that we’ve received along our journey. We strive to create beautifully machined, minimalist knives for those looking to break into custom knives while also offering production knives for those who want to get sleek design at a more affordable price.