Welcome to Elk and Iron


Discover unusual, high-quality, handmade gifts for your loved one, for a friend or colleague…or for yourself.


Elk and Iron workbench


You can tell from the name of my etsy shop—Elk and Iron—that I enjoy working with elk antler and desert ironwood. Carbon fiber is a great new addition to my materials list – you’ll find it in the tuxedo shirt studs, cuff links, and tie bars. I like to experiment with hammering metal, too, along with the brightly-colored natural and composite stones you’ll see in the hair forks, ear studs, and other pieces.

My pieces are unique and affordable, ready to ship immediately, and all handmade by me:

A BIG thank-you to our wonderful customers for saying such nice things about my work—read what they say!

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I handmade this custom linerlock folding knife here in my workshop from a bar of 400C steel, a beautiful piece of desert ironwood, and 410 stainless steel liners and spring. You can see some of the process of making the knife in the last photo in the etsy listing.  I handcut and sewed the leather sheath, too.

handmade liner-lock folding knife by Elk and Iron

Like this knife, every piece in my shop is hand-cut and shaped which, along with the natural uniqueness of the antler and wood, makes each piece one of a kind.

We take the time to photograph each and every piece we list, too—when you shop at Elk and Iron, you get the exact item you see in the photo.



Here are a few of the handcrafted pieces currently listed in my shop on etsy  — click on a photo to see more!

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Customer Reviews

handmade tuxedo shirt studs and cuff links with black stones
This was one of my favorite purchases for my wedding. My now husband 🙂 looked so handsome in these handmade cufflinks and shirt studs. They arrived earlier than expected and Bob was so great to work with. Thank you thank you thank you!” – Nora

desert ironwood hairstick inlaid with dark green banded stone and nickel silver
Wonderful stick, and almost immediate shipping. Elegance meets industrial with this beautiful piece of work. Not my last from them. ” – Bonnie

A big thank-you to my wonderful customers for saying such nice things about my work!

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