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


                ⇓ Yes, you do deserve a fine tool! ⇓
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. ⇐
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.


⇒HERE is a link to an article about the remarkable win of Chef Kevin Wong at the S. Pellegrino Young Chef awards, Below see, photos of his commission in the slideshow, which he designed.

 
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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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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Various items I have made 2019 – 2020, as a slideshow.

 
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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
Bed sliders
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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