The Excelsior


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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 Excelsior               


The Excelsior @2011 Michael H. Mara

(One of the Medieval Kitchen Knives series of unique, ancient looking, high performance chef's knives)

This graceful, sweeping, general purpose Chef's knife has a 6-1/2" gently curved blade of 1/16" 1095 Steel, forged to shape, and hardened to HRC 58. It includes full tang construction with Masur Birch, inlaid with Desert Ironwood, scales and three 1/8" Brass pins. The handle is canted downwards to allow for the utmost in ergonomic comfort and cutting efficiency. Sharp as a razor. 11-1/2" long overall. $232. SOLD

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Michael H Mara   (708) 969-2424

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