Hello my name is Tippy Curtis maker of fine Colonial Knives and Modern Hunting Knives
My dad was building muzzleloading rifles before I was born. As a young boy, daddy would take my brothers & me up to
our trash burn pile on our family farm. We would dig out old cans to shoot and then we would have family shooting matches.
As we got older we did this alot before every hunting season. Whenever we got out our rifles my dad basically has 2 rules,
Number one is always safety 1st; number 2 is if you kill it you clean it. From our many family hunting trips, I learned quickly to keep my flintlock rifle dry & clean and keep my hunting knife sharp.
I make all my knives to be used by Backwoodsmen and the Working Man in the field.
I use only the highest quality of materials when making your Knife.
Tip and Tippy Curtis, we are at my dad's gun shop.
- Life Member of the National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association, joined in 1992, became a Life member in 1996
- Life Member of the NRA, joined in 1979, became a Life member in 1984
- Member of the Tennessee Longhunters shooting club
- Member of the American Bladesmith Society
Tip Curtis Frontier Shop 4445 Jernigan Rd. Cross Plains, TN. 37049 Phone: 615-654-4445
Ed Payne and me at the 2015 Bledsoe's Fort Colonial Fair. Ed was the 1st place winner of the 2015 Woods Walk,
he was awarded the Early American Knife and Stand I had made for the fair committee. (David Wright photo)
Anthony Holt, Sumner County Executive was recognized for his support
and dedication for perserving Historical Sites in Sumner County, Tennessee.
Anthony is holding the Colonial Knife and Stand Award he was giving and that I made July 21, 2014
We are standing in front of the 1787 Historic Douglass - Clark House
L to R Tippy, Anthony Holt, Bob Dulany, Bill Allison, Terry Bartlett
Tippy, Karen & Courtney Curtis in our camp at Fort Loudoun Sept. 6 & 7, 2014
Tippy, Karen & Courtney Curtis inside Fort Loudoun by Tellico Lake 2015
Fort Loudoun (circa 1756-1760) 338 Fort Loudoun Rd in Vonore, Tennessee
Karen, Courtney our little girl & me 2011
Molly, Courtney, Tippy, Karen 2008
Doing volunteer work with a group great folks in the year of 2008
"The Parley" The peace treaty scene takes place at the treaty ground on the banks of the Holston River in the year 1791
L to R, Tippy Curtis as Gen. James Robertson; Steve Caudill as Daniel Smith, Secretary of the Territory
(standing)J.R. Robison & Bill Allison as Treaty Guards(seating) Bob Hollingsworth as William Blount,
Governor of the Territory of the United States southwest of the Ohio River (future Tennessee)
Greg McDonald as Cherokee Chief Squollecuttah (Hanging Maw); Wayne Milton as Interpreter, John Thompson
Jim Apple as Chuquilatague (Double Head); B.L. Rhoades as Nenettooyah (Bloody Fellow)
The Great Cherokee Chief John Ross's Great Great Grand Son - Donnie Ross
I'm doing volunteer work with a great group of guys
"Tribute to our Fallen" Daniel Smith Colonial Days at Historic Rock Castle - Sept. 23, 2006
L to R, Penny Bartlett, Tippy Curtis, Bill Allison, Paul Mance, J.R. Robison, Mr. Allison
We are in front of the Hugh Rogan's Stone House ( Circa 1798 ) during Bledsoe's Fort Colonial Fair May 3, 2014
Standing in front of General Daniel Smith's home Historic Rock Castle ( Circa 1784 ) L to R Tippy Curtis, Allen Bryan - descendant of General D. Smith (Holding the George Dury portrait of CSA Tennessee General Daniel Smith Donelson), Karen Curtis
I'm handing the late Walter T. Durham, Tennessee State Historian, his Daniel Smith Trade Knife Award that I made.
Walter T. Durham was honored by the Board of Directors during the 2011 Historic Rock Castle Gala
that celebrated 40 years of the home being a state historic site. ( Star News photo )
Fort Donelson National Battlefield's Chief Ranger Jimmy Jobe and me.
I'm at Ft. Donelson taking the National Battlefield Musket School course to be certified, to shoot my Enfield Musket in the Federal Park; I did musket demonstrations with Jimmy at Fort Donelson in the summer of 2008
104 Indian Lake Ct.