Best Custom Knife Makers
Written by Blade HQ Staff Writer Logan Rainey on 11/20/2020
There are knives, and then there are KNIVES! Many of us have seen knives that make our jaw drop. These knives are clad in rare materials, covered in beautiful engraving or just plain outrageous. Some of these knives fall on grail lists and are often considered more of an investment than a regular purchase. The makers of these unique knives are some of the most brilliant minds in the knife industry, and many have introduced innovations we see in lower priced production knives. In this best of we look at knives from some of the Best Custom Knife Makers. Without further ado, let’s get to it!
Marfione Custom Knives
We’re starting things off with one of the most iconic brands in custom knives. Based on the production knives we’ve come to know from Microtech, Marfione Custom Knives are some of the highest quality handmade knives on the market. From the chassis to the blade and even down to the screws, each part is meticulously crafted with precision and by the most capable hands at Microtech. Known for flashy materials and finishes, Marfione custom knives are made to make a statement. Check out our selection of Marfione Custom Knives by clicking below.
Olamic Cutlery Custom Knives
The level of precision and complexity found with each Olamic Cutlery custom knife is enough to make grown men weak in the knees. These custom knives are some of the most beautiful blades money can buy and each is handcrafted by skilled craftsmen in Russia or Visalia, California. Olamic Cutlery uses some of the finest materials including titanium, Damascus steel, and Bohler M390 Blade steel. Get yours today by clicking the link below.
Pro-Tech Custom Knives
Pro-Tech Custom knives represent the highest level of production available from Pro-Tech. By taking their incredible action and designs to the highest level of quality and precision, they have been able to achieve utter greatness and have made some of the most beautifully crafted knives ever. From handles with gold inlay, hand engraving and exotic materials, to over-the-top blades made from the finest damascus steels, these knives are made for the collector and the investor alike. Each Pro-Tech Custom knife sees hundreds of man hours and are often one of a kind models that will never be reproduced. To see some truly incredible knives, check out our selection of Pro-Tech custom knives by clicking below.
Peña Custom Knives
Enrique Peña has a knack for making some of the most incredible, custom traditional and modern folding knives. His attention to detail, use of premium materials and expert craftsmanship are what make his knives stand out from the rest of the bunch. Whether you’re picking up a custom front flipper like the Barlow or adding a new titanium frame lock folder like the Rhino to your collection, Peña knives are precise, well made and a great buy. Check them out by clicking below.
Brian Tighe Custom Knives
The line between art and tool is extremely blurry when you handle a Brian Tighe custom knife. They have incredible details, unique finishes and some of the most radical designs you’ll see in the entire knife industry. From flashy fixed blades to precision automatics, each Brian Tighe custom knife features original looks and beautiful craftsmanship from tip to tang. Innovations like a ball-bearing pocket clip and what I’m calling “Tighe-dye” handle textures give these knives jaw dropping style and performance. If you’re serious about making a statement with your next knife purchase, strongly consider picking up a Brian Tighe Custom Knife.
Serge Panchenko Custom Knives
If radical designs and over-the-top styling are your thing, Serge Panchenko Custom Knives are just for you. From steampunk inspired friction folding knives to flamed titanium coin knives, each Panchenko custom knife features unique details and touches that help them really stand out. Like many other custom knives, those made by Serge Panchenko are truly works of functional art. Consider adding a Serge Panchenko custom knife to your collection and click below to learn more.
Michael Zieba Custom Knives
Built in the heart of Brooklyn, Michael Zieba Custom Knives are a breath of fresh air in an industry full of knives with safe designs and average quality. Each Zieba custom knife is made from materials sourced in the USA, and no detail is spared when they are assembled and finished. These knives are known for incorporating both high-end materials and state of the art production methods, and many Zieba Custom Knives feature amazing details like the trademarked skull back spacer. Few knives have as much character and innovation packed into them as Zieba Custom Knives do. Pick up a Zieba Custom Knife by clicking below.
Custom knives are in a world and class of their own. They’re a representation of the finest quality, attention to detail and workmanship in the knife industry. Each custom knife is an extension of the maker’s personality and philosophy, and adding one to your collection is the ultimate way to show appreciation for your favorite maker’s work. Some custom knives are more jewelry than tool and others are purpose built to the highest level of performance. However you slice it, these knives are some of the best and made by some of the best. Check out more knives from the Best Custom Knife Makers by clicking below. See ya!
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