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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.

All my knives come with a Lifetime Guarantee. Call or email to arrange a commission or purchase.


Forged Camp Knife               


Forged Camp Knife @2010 Michael H. Mara

This high performance hunting / cooking, all-around camp knife features a 4 1/2 blade of W2, with an upswept point and peaked spine for superior grip. The blade design includes a deep, curved ricasso and as-forged finish. The blade is differentially hardened to HRC50 at the spine and HRC63 at the edge, so it will take and hold a supreme edge while being an extremely tough and durable knife. The knife is 9 1/8 overall, with full tang construction, aged Ivory scales with Brass and vulcanized spacers, and three 1/8" Brass pins and lanyard hole. No sheath at this time, but one can be made for an additional cost. $362 Sold

Rear view:

Detail of the spacer and liners:

Progress pics. Blade forged to final shape:

Coated with refractory clay, prior to heat treating:

The clay removed from the edge, into the heat treat:

I achieved a very clean, vivid hamon with the differential hardening:


Michael H Mara   (708) 969-2424

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