Alaska Knifeworks

Alaska Knifeworks, Juneau: Hours, Address, Alaska Knifeworks Reviews: 5/5

Alaska Knifeworks
5
Speciality & Gift Shops
Monday
11:45 PM - 12:00 AM
About
Collectors, hikers, campers, hunters, fishermen, and all-round knife geek enthusiasts enjoy our store. Whether you arrive by cruise ship, private boat, or plane (because you cannot drive to or from here) come see us when you visit Juneau. If you're on tour with Juneau Food Tours, we're a tasting stop on that program. We're just like you, occasionally we need a knife to perform a task and when we do, we want the best. At Merchants Wharf you'll find great locally owned stores, fresh locally caught seafood, locally brewed Alaskan Brewing Company beers on tap, and simply the best view in town! Real Alaska and Real Alaskans!
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Alan
3 contributions
Very disappointing
Jul 2021
I was in their store in Juneau, and was very impressed with the display of beautiful knives. The two salespeople there were not at all pushy, which I liked, though they could've been a little more helpful/attentive. I finally bought two ulus for $220, because I thought they looked great, plus one salesman went into lengthy detail about the quality of the workmanship. They then shipped them to my home in NJ, as I didn't want to travel with them. When they arrived, one of the knives was damaged; it had glue dripping down the blade, which had come dislodged from the handle.

I have sent them four e-mails detailing the problem, complete with photos of the damage and my receipt, and asked for a replacement. In two weeks, I haven't heard anything from them. I have also called them several times; the number is out of service. Is this proud company, in business for 20 years, really guilty of such an apparent scam? Or have they gone out of business? In either case, I expect a replacement ulu, or at least a $110 refund.

This is the first Trip Advisor review I have ever written, and I'm sorry it had to be so harsh. I'm hoping my next review will be about how Alaska Knifeworks atoned for their sins and made things right, by sending me a replacement ulu that measured up to the quality of the other one they sent me.
Written 16 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jennifer B
1 contribution
Great gifts
Jul 2021 • Family
Great selection of gifts and Ryan was very helpful. Can’t wait to take back our gifts back to the kids at home
Written 24 July 2021
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Mark in STL
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A Must-See When in Juneau
Jul 2019
We have the good fortune to be in Juneau every few years to visit family. We have been there often enough to have tired of the tourist-trap t-shirt and bumper-sticker shops, but we always make time to stop in at Alaska Knifeworks. Just the fact that it is still there, year after year is a testament to both the quality of the merchandise and the friendliness of the staff. These people really know their stuff! And the products they carry are top-of-the-line. We often purchase several of their beautiful Ulu sets to bring back as gifts, and I have several knives that I have purchases including a couple of beautiful Benchmades and a hand-made skinning knife. When you go to Juneau, don’t miss this place!
Written 1 November 2019
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goalietrainer
Philadelphia, PA2 contributions
Well worth the visit !!
Sep 2019 • Couples
In a town that has countless touristy shops, Alaska knife works is a refreshing surprise.

The owner, David(?) is a bear and fishing guide and extremely knowledgeable, not just about his products, but about proper use and care.

The walls are decorated with classy, REAL Alaska items. Each one seems to have a story, and the staff are happy to share with you. The products are all first quality, and not tourist junk that can be found in a lot of the lesser stores.

No high-pressure sales. Totally a pleasant experience
Written 31 October 2019
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Alisha D
Gustavus, AK2 contributions
OFF THE CHART.
Aug 2019 • Solo
Awesome little shop In Juneau. Been looking at Knife of Alaska or a Benchmade knife and was awesome to get my hands on one. The owner, David, was on hand in the shop and very knowledgeable and personable! Great price and Value!
Written 30 October 2019
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jeffry75
1 contribution
Great Store and an even better veiw
Sep 2019
I went in looking for a pocket knife, Dave was super helpful and knowledgeable. I highly recommend them.
Written 30 October 2019
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Nathan C
5 contributions
Buyer beware
Aug 2019 • Couples
To start I was told they are made locally and found they are not, infact they are made in texas also was told they are not sold online and yet another lie they are sold online and for around 200 dollars cheaper. Look elsewhere buyer beware. That's my experience and my opinion and I'm so glad I chose to not purchase so I saved 200 dollars on the same set of knifes.
Written 27 October 2019
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This person has us confused with Knives of Alaska, which is a great company by the way. They're production is located in Texas, run by an very highly respected Alaskan Hunting Guide who for many years owned and operated a lodge in Alaska. They do sell online and we sell some of their knives for the exact same price in our store as per our Authorized Dealer agreement with Knives of Alaska. We do not sell our products in an online store at all, you can see this lack of an online store at www.alaskaknifeworks.com. We appreciate all visitors to our store and we're sorry you've confused us with another company. We're thankful that TripAdvisor has an place for us to respond to this type of inaccurate posting.
Written 30 January 2021
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Megan L
2 contributions
Awesome store and amazing collection
Sep 2019 • Couples
My husband and I stopped in while we were in town on a cruise and Tyler was so helpful and answered all of my questions. We ended up getting an awesome Ulu knife for a friend of ours that has used it and said it’s the best knife he has used. We are thinking of ordering for ourselves!
Written 23 September 2019
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Thank you very much, we appreciate your visit and your comments!
Written 26 October 2019
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Jerry Wolfer
1 contribution
Great sales staff
Sep 2019 • Couples
Great experience, Tyler was a terrific sales rep. He helped us get the two knives we were looking for and then helped with shipping them to our home in Oregon. He even included some knives we bought in other places on our trip. I highly recommend this shop and especially the sales staff. Thank you Tyler
Written 16 September 2019
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Thank you, happy that we could help get your shipment to you, we appreciate your visit and your comments!
Written 26 October 2019
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Mark E
Indianapolis, IN14 contributions
Great Knifes
Sep 2019
I had a great experience at this store. The staff was able to answer my questions and helped me pick out a great knife for my son. The staff were friendly and even told me a little history about the area.
Written 6 September 2019
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Thank you, hope your son enjoys his knife, we appreciate your visit and your comments!
Written 26 October 2019
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Alaska Knifeworks is open:
  • Mon - Mon 23:45 - 00:00