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
Camp Knife ~ 1 of 1
This is a one of Michael’s rare Camp knives. As an Artist Michael enjoys creation and experimentation, he decided to Hand Craft a couple of Hunters as well as this One Camp Knife before the Show last year (each a different size and purpose). This Beast has a gorgeous appearance but is tough enough for any Camp or Woods Chore.
This is a Full Tang Hunter with a wonderfully comfortable Custom Contoured Handle of Stabilized Maple Burl and Black G-10. Incredible Stabilized Maple Burl provides the Beauty and the G-10 right on the Tang provides the Strength!
The handle Swells in the Center and has a Flare at the Butt to help keep the handle firmly in your palm.
The Handle Scales were cut from the same block so they match perfectly. This is some of the finest Spalted Maple that I have seen in the long time!
The Blade was Hand Ground from Robust 5/32 nds CPM S35V that Michael gave a Two Tone finish, the Flats have the Original Mill Scale left on them and Michael gave the Wide Bevels a Labor Intensive Hand Rubbed Finish. The blade measures a Healthy 1 5/8″ Wide!
There are subtle Thumb Ridges on the Spine for added Grip Security.
A Late Distal Taper at the tip will allow for Finer Cutting work or assistance in puncture. Michael is a perfectionist and crafted each part of this knife with care and precision.
This knife comes complete in a Custom Fitted Kydex Sheath that has a Felt Inner Lining to prevent scratching.
~ Hand Crafted with precision from the finest materials – A Huge Variety of Custom Carry options ~
Watch for more of Michael’s work on my website very soon.