Family Heirloom

About half of the work that I do is consisting of knives that are custom ordered by people who find me through some means (mostly social media) or another. We work together, going over various configurations, material options, specialty customizations, and sizes to come up with an ideal knife for them. Then after all is sorted through I try my best to make the idea come into physical form. This knife is one of those custom orders. This piece has something of extra value to it though in that the material used to make the handle was a part of the customers grandparents cabin. Theres an extra level of care and sentiment put forward when working with such materials because of the significance of them. They’re not just another piece of wood or something to carve up and make shiny. They have memories and feeling attached to them, and they’re meaningful. Projects like this are very meaningful to me as well because as a craftsman it’s my goal to create something of importance that resonates with the customer. Integrating this piece of family history into the knife makes it that much more and I’m honored to have had the opportunity to create this truly one of a kind heirloom.

The 8″ blade is made of my own damascus steel comprised of 330 layers of 1084 and 15n20. It features an integral bolster, a contoured walnut handle, and a malachite spacer, all of which is heirloom fitted to accommodate for changes in size over time. Thanks for looking.