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Making 2 things into one: Blades and calls in Choctaw

CHOCTAW, OKLAHOMA -- You don't have to step very far into Aaron York's workshop to see he doesn't like to throw things away.

"I'll try anything once or twice," he says. "You know what I mean?"

He knows old files make good knife blades.

Old deer horns make good handles.

Lots of guys know that.

"If I've got a set that matches," he says, "I'll make a left and right."

But York put his mind to make his handles more than just something to grab.

He can make sounds with his.

York picks up a knife and says, "This is a cedar handle and a buck grunt."

"I thought I'd never seen a knife with a call in it so I figured out how to do it."

Up until a few hunting seasons ago, Aaron was making his knife calls just for himself.

But a friend got one and convinced him to sell.

"I got all shapes and sizes," he says."

York started selling his creations at nearby coffee shops and gas stations, then graduated to local gun shows.

He started with coyote calls, then graduated to deer and turkey.

Just to show his versatility, York likes to make calls and knife grips from other stuff too.

He says hose attachments work really well.

"That's from an old water hose," he smiles.

And just so you know he's not obsessed with the kill, Aaron got creative with minnow cans by making lamps out of them.

"I just got to doing it," he says. "You can hide anything you want down there."

His camp cups are popular.

He can't keep a sharp blade in his own drawer because he sells so many.

Aaron York can't quit his job installing dry wall but he doesn't want to.

His cutting edge mind still calls to him in too many different ways.