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 Blade Show 2015 ~
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 ~
I am proud to feature the Big Brother to Michael’s EDC Hunter that I introduced last year, this is Michael’s Big Camp Knife!
This knife has a gorgeous appearance but is tough enough for any Camp or Woods Chore.
This is a Full Tang Hunter with a Custom Contoured Handle of Black Micarta that has been Custom Milled Out on each Side to accept the Incredible Stabilized Spalted Maple Burl Inlay!
The handle Swells in the Center and has a Flare at the Butt to help keep the handle firmly in your palm.
As an Artist, Michael likes to incorporate details that you would NOT see on any production knife, such as the Lowered Handle Material on each Side of the handle which allows better access to the Thumb Ridges.
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 S35VN that have a Two Tone finish. The Flats have the Original Mill Scale left on them and the Bevels have a Labor Intensive Hand Rubbed Finish.
This Big Blade is 1 7/8″ Wide and has an impeccable High Hollow Grind!
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 twith Plenty of Paracord for a Leg Tie Down.
~ Hand Crafted with precision from the finest materials ~
Watch for more of Michael’s work on my website very soon.