Custom Handmade Knives


Please email me for quotes on custom blades at I don't have a lot of pictures of my fully finished blades because of a computer glitch that deleted all of them after they sold and before I could get them on my computer. I use high carbon spring steel and some 440c high carbon stainless steel for the blades. For Damascus or pattern welded blades I use billets bought from other's who are better at making it and/or have better tools to make it than I do.  Today's metals are so well alloyed that the only reason for Damascus blades are for looks. If properly done they still make good blades but your going to be paying a lot more for a pretty pattern. 

I can also do acid etching on the blades. Pictures will be put up of this work once I have them. 
Most of my blades are hand forged and ground out. I also make some that are cut out and ground down and some that are cut and partially forged and then ground. It actually depends on the style of blade on what method I use! My double sided blades are forged out and file drawn to get the ridge straight before they are touched with a knife grinder. My more expensive ones are also hand sanded to 2000 grit before they are polished. 
I use a Japanese clay tempering process to heat treat the blades. This gives a nice hard edge and a softer core or back side for durability.
Titanium- I don't do titanium work. I have made one titanium throwing star (shuriken) and then vowed never to grind the stuff again. Unless the alloys changed in the last 10 years titanium is a soft metal that is really only useful for throwing weapons and live steel show fighting blades. The only reason for the latter is because of it chipping, when clashing with steel blade the chipping of the titanium blade makes a pretty spark.

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damascus dirk closeup

This was a Damascus dirk I made with a deer bone and leather handle. I am not sure if the pic quality is good enough to see the pattern in the blade!

Double Bladed Dagger or Spear Head

This blade is Hand Forged, File Ground and Differentially Tempered (clay tempered like a samurai sword). It is a little over a foot in overall length and I normally have $300.00 on it. Once handled and sheathed it will be a $500.00 knifeDouble Bladed Dagger or Spear HeadDouble Bladed Dagger or Spear Head

 large knife

This knife was inspired by WoW! It is a partially smithed blade. Meaning the curves and the blade was smithed to shape but the basic shape was cut out. This blade shows a leather handle but wood can be added instead. It sells for $150.00.


Scramasax European style knives

couple more knives

curved knife

A Medium sized blade This was a nice knife!

Small Utility Knives All of my knives are hand forged, unless I post differently.
The small one at the top is a blade from another knife that I did not make...

naginata bladeknives of the deep

Knives of the Sea Hand forged Fantasy knives.

large throwing dart


Throwing Trio This set was made in the middle of a field in Virginia a few years back! I do still make this style though!

Hand Made Dagger

Hand forged, file ground, hand sanded to 2000 grit, and clay tempered
made from high carbon spring steel
13 1/2 inches total length
it is coated with an antirust agent


This will be $350.00 without acid etching and tooled sheath or $500.00 with


hand guard and pommel are handmade. the handle will be made of bloodwood

The blade is covered with an anti rust agent because these are high carbon blades. But if you look close you can see the Haman or clay temper lines on the edge of the blade.



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