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 Hand made carbon steel Western and Asian inspired kitchen knives. Pre-made as well as plain and fancy kitchen knives, you can design and commission. Look around the site. Most photos are of work designed by clients. Lot’s to learn, or just contact me to discuss your project and design options.

12.5 inch x 3 inch & a 5 inch x 1.5 inch Korean style kitchen knife

12.5 inch x 3 inch & a 5 inch x 1.5 inch Korean style kitchen knife

See photos below to help clarify this description. 12.5 inch x 3 inch x OH-1 3/32 inch thick carbon steel kitchen knife & 5 inch x 1.5 inch Korean style kitchen knife Handle make up of 12.5 inch kitchen knife is, from blade to the butt; Copper bolsters on both knives, .039 inch thick white bolster spacers on both ends of a 1/2 inch wide bolster spacer made from 3700 year old stabilized Russian Bog Oak, then handle wood is stabilized Redwood. Copper pins on handle wood. Bottom knife has single white bolster spacer after the copper bolster, black Ebony like handle wood is 3700 year old stabilized reclaimed Russian Bog Oak, with copper pins. Both units have bed spacers (see second photo below on the left). Top kitchen knife has a single white bed spacer and bottom Korean style kitchen knife has red/white bed spacers.

Top 8 inch long and bottom 7 inch long - client designed in every detail for his brother an sister

Top 8 inch long and bottom 7 inch long - client designed in every detail for his brother an sister

Both units are 2.25 inches wide. Both are made from .062 thick 1084 carbon steel. Both have stabilized Redwood handle scales. Both have copper bolsters. Top - from bolsters down is stabilized Maple sandwiched between .030 inch black spacers and then a 1/8 inch white spacer before the Redwood. Bottom unit has a 1/2 inch wide piece of Trustone Malachite, then a piece of 3700 year old Russian Bog Oak with white .030 inch vulcanized spacers on either side. Copper pins on the handle along with my personal chop.

Custom set, designed by client, with Malachite & sterling silver. *See following two photos.

Custom set, designed by client, with Malachite & sterling silver. *See following two photos.

All pieces have sterling silver bolsters with sterling silver hidden rivets. The knife and fork carving set has spacers composed of 3000 year old stabilized Russian Bog Oak (looks like Ebony), along with sterling & Trustone Malachite spacers. The three smaller knives have the same set up without the Bog Oak. All blades are carbon steel & all the wood is ordered in Cocobolo wood that has been given a French polish. From the top : 1″x 4″ kitchen knife , a 4” Birds Beak, a 1” x 4″ Strong Back, then a carving set composed of a 9″ x 2” carving knife, & an outside sourced 440 - C stainless fork.

Same description as above, made a year later after the set above

Same description as above, made a year later after the set above

Top: 14" x 1.5" slicer, 12" Kiritsuke, Yasai Bocho.

Close up of above

Close up of above

Madrone, with bolster spacers w/ two thin white spacers, one thicker black spacer.

Madrone, with bolster spacers w/ two thin white spacers, one thicker black spacer.

Top down: 2" x 6", 2" x 8", 1" x 4". Carbon steel, brass bolsters.

Stabilized Redwood, triple bolster spacers, knife and fork Carving set

Stabilized Redwood, triple bolster spacers, knife and fork Carving set

9" x 2" kitchen knife, stainless fork.

Client designed set. A pleasure to make.

Client designed set. A pleasure to make.

10" x 2.5" kitchen knife with five bolster spacer. Wood insert is stabilized Maple wood. Handle wood is stabilized Claro Walnut. 6 piece steak knife set w/ triple contrasting bolster spacers. Left to right woods are: stabilized Redwood, Black Walnut, Maple , Claro Walnut, Madrone, Hickory.

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9" x 2" Carving Set, w/ 5 - 8" x 2.5" kitchen knives - Xmas 2015

Cocobolo with double brass bolsters. High speed polish on wood and brass. Carbon steel.

Carbon steel set

Carbon steel set

All pieces in the set below have stainless steel bolsters between the blade and the handle wood. Each handle has a 4 bolster spacer array on each handle as ornamentation. Black, white, then stabilized green dyed Box Elder burl wood and lastly nickel silver. All handles have this highly figure Black Walnut wood. On the left: A 8" x 2.5" Mezzaluna . Then a 7″ x 1.5" Korean style Kitchen knife, a 7″ x 1.25″ filet knife, a 7″ Santoku w/ Bubinga wood and 2 bolster spacers & lastly a knife and fork carving set. The 8” carving knife has scimitar shape. All the work in this set was designed by the client with my help.

Client designed set

Client designed set

Steak knife set with 5" x 1" blades, and handles with Hickory, Walnut, Maple & Claro wood. Then is a 1" x 4" kitchen knife, w/ triple spacer array and hickory wood. 9″ Yew wood Carving Set, featuring 9" x 2" carbon steel carving knife & stainless fork w/a triple spacer array. The largest piece is a 10″ x 2.5″ kitchen knife, with double brass bolsters & Cocobolo wood, and lastly is a 7″ x 1.5″ scimitar shaped boning knife w/ black walnut wood. The handle has 4 spacers. The green wood is stabilized green dyed Box Elder burl wood.

Kitchen knife set, without add-on's

Kitchen knife set, without add-on's

Kitchen knife set, without add-on's, using local flamed Claro Walnut wood & carbon steel. From left: 9″ x 2.5″ kitchen knife, 9″ x 2.5″ scimitar shaped Boning knife, 2″ x 6″ kitchen knife, 1.5″ x 6″ kitchen knife , a Carving set w/ a 2″ x 9″ Carving knife and stainless Fork and finally a 3" Paring knife.

Wood sent from Australia for a set

Wood sent from Australia for a set

A basic set sent to Australia, which was designed by the client. He sent me boards of Jarrah wood from Australia . Carbon steel, brass bolsters. Left to right: 8″ x 1.25″ Korean kitchen knife, 8″ Santoku, 9″ blunt tipped slicer, 8″ x 3″ Thai cleaver using 3/32″ 1095 tool steel, and lastly a 6″ scimitar shaped Boning knife.

Basic Wildfire Cutlery kitchen knives

Basic Wildfire Cutlery kitchen knives

9 and 8 x 2.5 inch kitchen knife gift set. Walnut and Maple wood.

Custom Set with steak knives

Custom Set with steak knives

Left to right: 6 piece steak knife set w/ 4" carbon steel blades and 5" handles, using .062" thick tool steel. Woods are Hickory, Cocobolo, English walnut , Claro walnut, Black walnut & Maple wood, all with brass bolsters. Then after steak knives is an 8" x 3" Thai Cleaver with Claro Walnut wood, double b/w bed spacer array (see thumbnail photo below for close up of bed spacers) , using O-1 tool steel, 3/32" thick. An 8" X 2.5" kitchen knife with b/w double bed spacer array and O-1, 3/32" tool steel. Lastly a Carving set with a 7" bent handles carving knife and stainless fork. Both pieces have English walnut wood, and double b/w bed spacer.

Xmas gift

Xmas gift

These pieces were commissioned as a Xmas 2014 gift from Mom to her family, who designed it all. Handle add-on's - blades one thru four, six and seven have triple bolster spacers. Kind of like a sandwich with red bread. The fifth blade has double brass bolsters. Descriptions & woods - the two on the left are 1” x 4” and have Maple and Madrone wood. Then there is a 1.5” x 5” with Maple wood, a 1.5” x 6” with Hickory, an 8” x 2.5” with Maple wood, a 7” x 2.5” with Madrone and lastly another 8” x 2.5” with Hickory. Carbon steel & brass bolsters.

Larger custom set

Larger custom set

All woods shown are stabilized. The client designed the set, and picked out the woods, which I purchased when set was paid for. Top down: 1.5" x 5" kitchen knife with Madrone burl, 7.25" Boning knife with Black Oak burl, 2" x 8" kitchen knife with Lace wood, a 3" Thai Cleaver using 3/32" thick O-1 tool steel & with dyed Maple burl wood and lastly a 10" x 2.5” wide kitchen knife with 4 bolster spacers and stabilized Amboyna wood, using 3/32" thick, O-1 tool steel.

Knife and Fork set

Knife and Fork set

Unusual & brilliantly designed by a client in Thailand. The knife is a 12" x 3" kitchen knife, made using 3/32" thick O-1 carbon steel, ordered to accompany the fork shown, as a carving set. Both use stabilized Amboyna wood as the featured element on the handle upgrade, along with black/white spacers and a sterling silver spacer. Cocobolo wood, with custom French high speed polish.

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