Once in a great while I have time to walk around a Knife Show to see what catches my eye. Even more rare is when I find myself drawn back to a New Makers Table a second or third time. Yet that is exactly what happened at the recent NYCKS I attended.
I introduced myself to Michael Zieba and we began discussing his work. As he described his extensive artistic background and his knife making techniques, I took the time to examine his knives VERY closely. Upon inspection it was easy to see the passion and fine detailed dedication that he put into each of his creations ~ whether it was High End Custom Chef’s knives, exquisite Hand Carved Knife Display Boxes or Hard Use Cutting Tools for Emergency Personnel. I understood Michael’s philosophy, recognized his talent and felt compelled to share his unique creations with my customers.
Fort Henry Custom Knives is proud to be a Dealer for Michael Zieba
Direct from the Maker from the recent NYCKS 2014
All of Michael’s knives are crafted one at a time in his shop. Michael recently received a Distinctive Award ~ based in Brooklyn New York, Michael was selected from keen competition by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce as the sole Knife Making Recipient of the “BROOKLYN MADE ~ GOLD” Award
This award carries with it the right for Michael to use the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce Logo
Direct from the Maker
HUSSAR Jr ~ 1 of Only 6
This is a one of Michael’s Tactical Tools, at 12″ OAL – this bruiser is meant to be a Packable Breaching Tool or Emergency Axe ~ the Son of the Hussar
This super powerful tool was crafted from a Single Piece of CPM 154 with Michael’s Concrete Jungle Finish. This massive beast was made to conquer any Prying, Chopping or Extracting Job ~ it is .425 Thick with a Multiple Heat Treat and Drawn for max toughness.
The Spike was left if almost its Full Thickness for Maximum ability to Puncture to start an Extraction.
The Blade of the Hawk has a Convex Grind for Max Durability and ease of Sharpening. The Blade Length on this Jr model is only 1/4 Less than that of the Sr model, so you get just as stout and useful a Tool in a more compact package!
A Taper in the Cutting Edge Thickness down to the tip of the Beard allows for finer cutting ability when necessary.
Michael is a perfectionist and designed each part of this Tool with a purpose ~ The handle has Custom G-10 Overlays with Deep Contouring for an extremely secure Grip even under adverse conditions.
A Tool designed to tackle Extreme situations, the Handle is curved to direct more Cutting Power to the Head when Chopping. The Handle Tip has a Full Thickness Prying Lip for Industrial Opening jobs.
This knife comes complete in a Custom Fitted Kydex Sheath covering the Head with a Pull Dot Snap.
This tool is something that will write its own legacy ~ it is ready and able to overcome any challenge!
~ Hand Crafted with precision from the finest materials ~
Watch for more of Michael’s work on my website very soon.