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'Western' and 'Asian' inspired kitchen knives
These hand made high carbon tool steel kitchen knives are crafted and heat treated one knife at a time, by master blade smith Michael Moses Lishinsky, and have been since 1980. I use 1084 high carbon tool steel, just like in the old days. My knives are in kitchens all around the world. I ship to all English speaking countries (along with France, Sweden & Norway). I work for individuals and some major corporations creating unique one of a kind gifts.
Besides custom work, I make a line of Western style kitchen knives and a line of Asian inspired kitchen knives. I also do commission work consisting of the restoration of old knives and armaments.
My designs are all time honored, affordable, guaranteed, original, lightweight and unique. Each kitchen knife has perfect balance, and is constructed with a full tang on the handle (a wood & steel sandwich).
I offer choices in your kitchen knife of different local eco-harvested hard woods, as well as stabilized woods which you choose.
All handles are finished with 2-4 coats of an oil/wax mixture, which is allowed to soak in between applications. The wax is Carnauba and Bees wax, 50/50.
All work is guaranteed. There are also various choices of handle construction and so many sizes and shapes of kitchen knives that I cannot mention all here. Hence this web site. So your cordially invited to cruise around my site, using the above blue drop down menu. There is a lot to read and see & it can give anyone a great basic education about carbon steel kitchen knives, and my work.
Wedding Gift from one proud Papa
Wood box is being constructed for delivery in September.
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Above, top: A set designed as a wedding gift, by client Mr. W.A.
8 piece Steak Knife set with four woods including from left:
Hickory, Claro Walnut, Maple and English Walnut woods.
3" Paring knife with Madrone and 3 spacer array with brass. Wood is green dyed stabilized Box Elder Burl.
Knife and Fork Set - 9" blade and stainless fork with Yew wood and same array as Paring, except enter is red .090 thick spacer.
10" kitchen knife with double brass bolsters and Cocobolo wood
7.25" Boning knife with Zebra wood and extra fancy spacer array.
Adam G. supplied these great shots of his new 9" x 2.5" kitchen knife with black/red/black (B/R/B) spacer array and Black Walnut wood handle.
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8" Santoku caught in the act of 'souping' it up, in West Yorkshire, UK.
Photo credits to S. Connelly.
Handle wood is rare local old old walnut, with white/black/white spacers.
5" x 1.5" fancy with stabilized Koa
2" x 8" fancy with stabilized Koa
3" fancy Thai Cleaver with stabilized Mango wood
10" extra fancy kitchen knife with stabilized Mango
7.25" fancy Boning Knife with stabilized Mango wood
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