The Curly Olive Santoku


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Custom, hand made knives for hunters and collectors   

Custom handmade knives and high performance cutlery for hunters, collectors, and chefs

Michael H Mara  

(708) 969-2424


Here are the knives. Some are sold, and some are currently available, as described in the captions. I can duplicate a sold knife, or work with you to create a custom piece. Lead time for custom orders is currently 6 to 8 weeks.

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The Curly Olive Santoku


The Curly Olive Santoku @2013 Michael H. Mara

This graceful general purpose Chef's knife has a 5" blade of 1/16" 1095, flat ground, differentially hardened for supreme high performance (HRC 62 at the edge, spine dead soft) with visible hamon, 9" OAL. Brass pins with Curly Olive scales. $326 SOLD

Some process pics. The blade profile ground and polished:

The refractory clay applied:

The clay removed at the edge:

The blade hardened:

The wood for the scales selected:

Ready for assembly:


Michael H Mara   (708) 969-2424

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