My name is David Steier. I have been a custom knifemaker for thirty years, and a full time maker for three. My interest in knifemaking began when I was working for General Electric as a Tool and Model Maker. A co-worker showed me a custom knife that he had made, from that point on I was hooked. Since then I have had a passion for making knives of all types. My background in toolmaking is seen in the precision that I try to bring to each knife that I make.
My main interests lie in folding art knives, but I do also make bowies, hunters, and every day carry folders. I make both linerlock, slipjoints, and lockback folders but tend to make more linerlocks than anything else. At present I am trying to develop a line of smaller tactical knives. Check my site for progress and updates on this project.
As for material choices I tend to use ATS-34, 440C, and Damascus from a variety of quality damascus makers for my steel choices. Handle materials range from Mother of Pearl, Mammoth Tooth, Mammoth Ivory, Tiger Coral, as well as Exotic woods, and Sythentic Materials. I am open to trying new materials so if there is something you would like to see used just let me know and I will look into it.
Things to watch for in coming months: