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Michael Lishinsky  for
Wildfire Cutlery
Full time for 39 years


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How Michael Lishinsky’s kitchen knives are made – all the details ⇒ see HERE⇐.

I am a full-time maker of  hand made carbon steel Western and Asian inspired kitchen knives. When I have time, I make kitchen knives to my own design, and  ⇒list them on my kitchen knives in stock page⇐.

However, most of my time is spent as a custom blade smith, collaborating with folks from all around the world, who commission me to create kitchen knives, from high carbon steel and local hardwoods.

I have a masters degree in individualized education from C.C.N.Y. (1974), which when combined with my 38 years full time smithing experience, ideally suits me to collaborate seamlessly with each person who contacts me, on design options, cost, etc.
You can see some of my work in the slide show on this and other pages.  I really enjoy the process of collaboration and offer this design process free to any and all interested clients.
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.


Various items I have made 2018 – 2019, as a slide show.

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 Collaborative commission, for Birdsong Restaurant in San Francisco – 2018 &
boxed Walnut wood set

1085 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103 – grand opening, March 2018.
Ash wood chest, with 3 trays containing 4″ steak knives and 8″ x 2.5″ Carving knives, as designed by chef/owner Chris Bleidorn.
Woodwork done in Ashland, Oregon by Jens Sehm, cabinet maker, and Michael Moses Lishinsky, blade smith.

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            ~ Wildfire Cutlery ~ SALE~ 10% off thru 11/30/2019


To help celebrate 40 years in business, we are offering 10% off all items*.

*All except for 4 or more steak knives and in-stock items.
If you order 4 or more steak knives, you will always get 10% off.

The 10% discount will be calculated, before shipping & handling charge.
Want to talk design or price ?  ⇒ Contact me ⇐