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Irbi Knives

27546 Seward Hwy, Seward, AK 99664-9503
+1 907-288-3616
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Excellent craftsmanship, excellent historian, lovely experience.

Virgil, the owner, is famous both in Alaska and outside the state for his craftsmanship. When you... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2017
Debbie M
Excellent Display Fascinating Shop

I live nearby and stop in frequently whenever I have visitors from out of state. Virgil is famous... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2017
Eric H
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27546 Seward Hwy, Seward, AK 99664-9503
+1 907-288-3616
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Reviewed 12 June 2017

Virgil, the owner, is famous both in Alaska and outside the state for his craftsmanship. When you wander in to his shop, he will chat with you about where each item came from, how he collects things and what his favorite materials are to work...More

Thank Debbie M
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

I live nearby and stop in frequently whenever I have visitors from out of state. Virgil is famous around the State for his handmade knives. I have a fillet knife that he made to my specifications. I could not be happier with the finished product....More

Thank Eric H
Reviewed 20 December 2016

During our July 2015 trip to Alaska we stopped by the Campbell's knife shop. They weren't open at the time, but Virgil was out back chopping wood and took time to speak with my husband about his knives/craft, even giving him a sample of smoked...More

Thank Audra K
Reviewed 7 July 2016

I put a down payment on a knife for my husband going on 3 years ago. We stopped and talked about the type of handle my husband wanted and they said they would try to get it. We gave up and settled for a piece...More

Thank mcobble
Reviewed 28 June 2016

The owner Virgil was exceptionally kind and gave my son a lot of information and tips on blade making. He was kind enough to show us around his shop and was willing to share lots of tips! He is a true EDUCATOR and an enthusiastic...More

Thank Lehuamamo
Reviewed 11 September 2015

We stopped by the shop in Moose Pass, mostly for my husband's benefit. He has worked with metal all his life and made some knives. I enjoyed the stop every bit as much as he did. Virgil gave us a tour and was very interesting....More

Thank hmorgan57
Reviewed 21 August 2015 via mobile

Planned to buy 4 knives (husband and three sons) and drove over to the shop on a Thursday afternoon. We arrived at 3:30 and the shop was closed. There was a number posted on the door but we had no cell signal. Not sure if...More

Thank kimmyintexas
Reviewed 9 February 2015

We received a complete tour of the store when we stopped by. The owner showed us the full process for making a custom knife. One customer brought a piece of his grandfather's barn to use as a handle. One person melted an old broken family...More

1  Thank Sheldon K
Reviewed 22 November 2014

I visited I.R.B.I in March of 2014 while in Alaska for the Iditarod. We stopped by and talked to Virgil, and he gave us a tour of the shop. I ordered a knife with the Mammoth bone handle. I received it today and all I...More

Thank William B
Reviewed 5 June 2014

If you want a hand made....totally hand made knife of great quality, this is the place. My wife and I have three knives made by the Virgil. When youi come in, you get to pick the blade design, then the handle material. They have a...More

Thank scott-in-Alaska
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