The quality of Johnny’s work is high indeed…he has the talent to translate your desires and needs into working steel. If you need a good knife, particularly of your own design, I thoroughly recommend Johnny Stout. He’ll read your mind and deliver what you want. And if, like me, you are thrilled at the prospect of owning a dressy but fully funtional tactical folder, he’s the man to go to. Ralph Mroz, Tactical Knives Magazine
Johnny I just wanted to drop you a line and let you know that I love my new Gemini… It is always a great pleasure, and unfortunately an all too rare pleasure, to receive a liner lock knife that operates perfectly. The fit and finish are so perfect it is difficult to think of something to comment on, so just let me say that I admire and appreciate the fine workmanship every time I pick the knife up. It is an excellent design, extremely comfortable. The lock is well protected, and easy to operate. The thumb studs work very well for me. I really appreciate the fact that they are smooth on the top, with the grip rings a little lower down. It makes them easy on pocket edges. I like the blade grind very much. This is one of the best cutting knives I own. This is just the best working folder I have used. Thanks for a great knife Johnny! The Gemini is a hard working and cherished possession. Best Regards, Steve Harvey, San Jose, CA
Johnny, I received your knife today. FANTASTIC!! As you said, it is a beautiful knife. I saw your new Protègè on your page. Another great knife. Thanks and congratulations! Take care! Ovidio Rovella, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Johnny, I previously exchanged emails with you regarding a standard Gemini model. Well, I really didn’t want to wait to get one following an order. Thus, I contacted Ariz. Knife (Karen and Jay Sadow) and told them of my interest in your Gemini — and hopefully you would have one at the Guild show (since I couldn’t make it to the show this year). Yep, I received the Gemini, serial number 701, today. This Gemini instantly became my favorite custom folder! In fact, I rate it as an “Iron Mistress” for me. I truly like the fit, finish, style, weight, balance, blade shape, clip style, etc. Johnny, I like this knife!!!! The action is sooooooooo smooooooooth. My day was made when this knife arrived at my office. Thanks for your dedication, detailed work, and effort that went into this knife. Robert A. Zielke, Seattle, WA
Mr. Stout, I just received The Classic folder that I ordered from you. It’s even more beautiful than the pictures that I’ve seen. It works so smooth, and the cutting edge is hair popping sharp. Thanks for the beautiful knife. I’ll contact you to place another order. I saw the picture of your Zodiac and want to order one when thay are available. Regards, Chris Carmada, Vashon, WA
Johnny, I received the Protégé knife yesterday and I want to compliment you on the workmanship. I especially like the overall feel and weight of the knife along with the file-work…. I like this knife too much to put it in a case so it will be an every day carry for me. Thanks and I’ll be interested in your future work. Lapsley Hope, Kingsport, TN
Johnny, I hope you are feeling well after your surgery. I know I’m feeling well after opening the package that came in today’s mail. This Titan is just about the nicest knife I have ever held. You are a true artist. I look forward to the day I can meet you in person and talk about this thing that is your craft and my obsession. Best Regards, Brian Childers, Woodland, CA
Johnny, The Dominator is kick ass. It is a work of art, really beautiful; other knives look silly next to it! Please take good care. CJ STERN, CHICAGO, IL
Johnny, it’s beautiful, beyond anything I expected. Your skill and artistry astounds me. The Aristocrat knife is a pleasure to look at, a pleasure to hold. And, it’s MINE!……The opening action is butter smooth. The best of any knife I’ve handled. The liner lock is so closely machined with the profile of the scales that at first I found it disconcerting. Then I realized that the close tolerance also resulted in effortless disengagement with a nice positive “click” when the lock frees the blade. A very nice touch, it’s that attention to detail. ED HACKETT, CHESAPEAKE, VA
Dear Mr.Johnny, good morning. Thank you for the Gemini. It’s very beautiful work.!!! Nice bolster, beautiful handle and inlay…..The Gemini weight is seemingly heavy but very light weight !!! I know you are exhibiting at the Florida Art Knife Show next January. Last January I visited and enjoyed very much. If I have time to visit at the next show, of course I’ll meet you there. I hope you continue making fine custom knives forever. Thank you very much. KEI TOMONO, ORLANDO, FL
Johnny, I just picked up my Gemini knife and It’s beautiful!. It feels like it was made to fit my hand. This is a knife I’ll be carrying for a good long time, the craftmenship is great. I don’t know what else to say. I’m going to be making a leather sheath for it soon. I hope to show it to you when I see you at the show East Coast Custom Knife Show in March. Hope all is well. See you soon. ROBERT ROSARIO, BRONX, NEW YORK
Dear Mr. Stout. Thank you very much for the knife, which I received on Dec. 24th. What a great Christmas gift. I’m very happy with the knife you made for me!! Your craftsmanship is excellent and the design perfect. This is the best knife I own. LUKAS BENEDIKT STILLI, BASEL, SWITZERLAND.
Dear Mr. Stout. I just wanted to write and tell you that I received the Protégé Knife in the mail today. I couldn’t be happier with its appearance, function, and obvious fine craftsmanship. Your reputation is well deserved and I am very pleased to add this folder to my collection. Thank you. Sincerely, ROLAND C. EINHORN, M.D, BALTIMORE, MD.
“but oh, my, what Johnny did in craftsmanship on this knife must be seen to be fully appreciated”. MARVIN EDGEWORTH, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
“I have to say I am in utter awe of your work. The Aristocrat is an absolute gem. I just can’t say enough about what a fine piece of craftsmanship this is. Your knives are everything I look for in a well designed and well built piece. This thing feels so right in my hand I may not be able to put it down all day”. Take care and keep up the good work. BRIAN CHILDERS, WOODLAND, CA