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Home page for Michael Moses Lishinsky, blade smith,
for Wildfire Cutlery,
Full Time for 42 years

I am working daily and taking commissions, which usually can be shipped w/in a week.


Various items I have made 2019 – 2022, as a slideshow. 2nd slide show at bottom.

 
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8 - 6" x 2.5" Santoku's
Santoku's - two 7" x 2" and one 5" x 1"
Clients designed gift for his beloved Dad.
Hankotsu and 1" x 4" kitchen knife, see previous slide for full description.
Extra fancy client designed set.
5 inch x 3 inch kitchen knife & a 5 inch x 1.5 inch Korean style kitchen knife
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7 and 8 inch kitchen knife set designed as gifts for clients family
Custom set, designed by client, with Malachite & sterling silver.
see description from previous slide for description of handles.
Close up shot of sterling/malachite handle with Cocobolo wood.
Gift's commissioned by a groom for his friends
9" x 2" Carving Set, w/ 5 - 8" x 2.5" kitchen knives - Xmas 2015
Kitchen knife set, with add-on's
A xmas gift set, with client designed add-on's
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8 - 6" x 2.5" Santoku's
Santoku's - two 7" x 2" and one 5" x 1"
Clients designed gift for his beloved Dad.
Hankotsu and 1" x 4" kitchen knife, see previous slide for full description.
Extra fancy client designed set.
5 inch x 3 inch kitchen knife & a 5 inch x 1.5 inch Korean style kitchen knife
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7 and 8 inch kitchen knife set designed as gifts for clients family
Custom set, designed by client, with Malachite & sterling silver.
see description from previous slide for description of handles.
Close up  shot of sterling/malachite handle with Cocobolo wood.
Gift's commissioned by a groom for his friends
9" x 2" Carving Set, w/ 5 - 8" x 2.5" kitchen knives - Xmas 2015
Kitchen knife set, with add-on's
A xmas gift set, with client designed add-on's
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Please note: A chop is a fancy pin that goes through the handle. You can view my old one on any photo. However, the old ¼” company butt chop is no more. I either had to raise prices to cover increased prices to create them, or create a new 5/32″ thru and thru chop that fits in with my current prices. My new one is unique, one of a kind and fits in with prices from 2022. See it below.
*Now if you as the designer of your custom kitchen knives, want a chop which is fancier, we can easily order it in.
Just send me an email and I am happy to forward sites I have dealt with who offer many choices. THNX10xxx

Below: new chop with Yew wood. Click to enlarge.


I am a full-time maker of  hand made high carbon steel Western and Asian inspired kitchen knives. Most of my time is spent on commission work, but when I have time, I make kitchen knives to my own designs and techniques, and ⇒list them on my kitchen knives in stock page⇐Using my masters degree in individualized education in combination with my skills as a blade smith, I can create unique collaborative one of a kind pieces for clients from all around the world.
I have collaborated on design concepts and then created work for and with chefs and corporations such as Gant Rugger, fine Michelin starred restaurants in San Francisco such as Birdsong & Atelier Crenn, Chef Pynt at Burnt Ends in Singapore and many others. You can see the results on my steak knife page slide shows by CLICKING HERE. ⇐
Below: set designed by Crenn. Click to enlarge.
Also see this magazine article; HERE


For Gant, I collaborated with Chris Bast { their in house genius design guru }, to design and make 150 – 2″ x 8″ kitchen knives for distributing free to the press and others during their fashion shows in New York and Paris. They were shipped to Stockholm where they were laser etched w/ Gant’s name and logo, and then each was matched with a custom box. For media articles about this collaboration, see a few articles on this PAGE, at the bottom.


I really enjoy the process of collaboration and offer this design process free to any and all interested clients, for one piece or a larger commission.
You can read and absorb this whole site or just  contact me ⇐ with your ideas and we can easily hash out a design plan and cost for your custom kitchen knife (knives).
Please do cruise around my pages &  slide shows, using the menu above and let me know if you see something you like.


Below see one cube photo of an ancient commission from the 90’s &  5 photos of client designed commission from brilliant Chef Kevin Wong, competing for the S. Pellegrino Young Chef awards. ⇒HERE is a link to an article about his remarkable win. 

 
Client designed set from the early 90's - double bolster spacers
Final set presentation
2nd set of 5 steak knives - see previous slide for more of a description and see the first 5.
5 steak knives (out of 10 ordered) with solid wood box - next slide shows last 5.
Winner ~ top three at the 2021, Worldwide S. Pellegrino Young Chef awards
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Client designed set from the early 90's - double bolster spacers
Final set presentation
2nd set of 5 steak knives - see previous slide for more of a description and see the first 5.
5 steak knives (out of 10 ordered) with solid wood box - next slide shows last 5.
Winner ~ top three at the 2021, Worldwide S. Pellegrino Young Chef awards
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