My name is Jason Guthrie, born and raised in South Africa. I have grown up in the outdoors,
fishing, hunting and spending time in what we call the “Bush”. Having a knife on me in these
environments has always been very important to me. Cutting line, gutting fish, preparing
foods in the wilderness, or slicing a good rump steak on the fire always requires a good
From the age of 16, I have worked at our 3rd Generation Shooting Range / Gun Shop
(Where the Ranger is made today). The next 13 years, I have spent my time as an Firearm
Instructor/Officer, with a hand in Gunsmithing. My Father (Fitter and Turner by trade) taught
me all I know about engineering. During this time, I became a serious collector, and enjoyed
all the technical aspects and science behind knives. I collected anything from Damasteel
Victorinox to Marfione Customs.
In 2014, I decided to make knives as a hobbyist. My go-to knife was a Spyderco Military,
with its decent sized blade, and slim practical carry. My goal was to make something as
practical and useful as the Military, and the Ranger was the result.
Knives became my profession shortly after the Ranger hit the market.
I am now constantly trying to improve the Ranger, with new systems, procedures
and lock up mechanisms.
In 2015 I attended my first knife show, USN Gathering 7, and was pleasantly surprised
with the whole knife community! I have been so lucky to have so many good people
following my product, and I always say, “its the supporters that keep us makers enthusiastic
to work as hard as we do” so I would like to thank each and everyone of you for taking the
time to read this and get to know where The Ranger and its siblings come from!