The Oak Chef's Scimitar


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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.


The Oak Chef's Scimitar


The Oak Chef's Scimitar @ 2017 Michael H. Mara

This graceful, sturdy, general purpose Chef's knife has a 6-3/4" blade of 1/16"440C, a swelled spine for rigidity with upswept tip, forged to shape with an as-forged finish, hardened to HRC58, sharp as a razor. Full tang construction for strength with Brass pins and Curly Oak scales. The knife is 11" overall length. $319 Sold

440C is a high carbon, high chromium, premium cutlery steel, so the finish on this knife will stay as is, and won't tarnish nor rust like a simple alloy steel such as 1080. The as-forged finish, besides giving the blade an 'ancient' look, also greatly helps prevent food sticking to the blade by reducing the surface tension. Makes a great slicer, carver, or steak knife, it simply floats in the hand.


Michael H Mara   (708) 969-2424

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