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Mike's Damascus Knives: Where Tradition Meets Innovation

Welcome to the world of Mike's Damascus Knives LLC, where generations of craftsmanship blend with modern artistry to create blades that are both functional and breathtaking.

My journey as a bladesmith began at the tender age of 10, under the guidance of my father, Chris Peterson. For nearly 30 years, I've honed my skills, mastering the ancient art of Damascus steel forging.

More than just a knife maker, I'm a storyteller, crafting each blade with a unique narrative woven into its intricate patterns. From the fiery heat of the forge to the final polish, every step is done by hand, ensuring each knife is a testament to dedication and skill.

My passion doesn't stop at traditional methods. I'm constantly innovating, pushing the boundaries of what's possible with Damascus steel. My new line of 1095 EDC knives, meticulously crafted from 1095 high carbon steel, embodies this commitment to both heritage and progress.

My offerings encompass a vast array of styles, each tailored to meet your specific needs:


  • Drop Point Hunters: For those who demand precision and power in the field.

  • Bowies: Classic and enduring, embodying strength and resilience. 

  • Daggers: Elegant and lethal, designed for both beauty and function.

  • Letter Openers: A touch of sophistication for the discerning gentleman.

  • Ulu: A timeless design, perfect for various tasks. 

  • Swords: Works of art, embodying history and power. 

  • Neck Knives: Discreet and reliable, ready when you need them.

  • Camp Knives: Essential for any outdoor adventure.

  • Throwing Knives: A testament to precision and skill. 

  • Hatchets: For tackling the toughest jobs with ease.

  • Green River Style Skinner: A versatile tool for any hunter.

My Damascus steel repertoire is vast and diverse:


  • Random Patterned Damascus:  A harmonious blend of 01 Tool Steel and A36 Mild Steel.

  • Raindrop Damascus:  A mesmerizing swirl of patterns.

  • Twist Damascus:  A captivating spiral of alternating metals.

  • Cable Damascus:  A unique and striking design inspired by cables.

  • Chain Saw Chain/Motorcycle Chain Damascus:  A bold and innovative use of recycled materials.

  • 5160 Steel:  A versatile and strong steel, perfect for everyday use.

To complement these stunning blades, I offer a selection of exquisite handles:

  • Micarta: Durable and aesthetically pleasing. 

  • Water Buffalo: A natural and unique material. 

  • All Horns and Antlers: Each piece is one-of-a-kind. 

  • Exotic and Domestic Woods: A stunning array of colors and textures.

My journey would not be complete without the invaluable contributions of my mother, Geraldine Peterson, who hand-crafts each leather sheath with the same care and precision I put into my blades.

As a family-run business, we are deeply committed to carrying on the legacy of craftsmanship. I am proud to teach my daughter, Daisy Peterson, the art of blade smithing, ensuring this timeless tradition continues for generations to come.


At Mike's Damascus Knives, we believe in creating more than just knives; we create stories, legacies, and lasting memories.


Contact us today and let us help you bring your dream knife to life also ask about our knife-making experience as well !!

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