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Michael Moses Lishinsky, blade smith, for
Wildfire Cutlery
Full time for 41 years


I am a full-time maker of  hand made high carbon steel Western and Asian inspired kitchen knives, unique to myself. 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 folks 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, 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 this PAGE, at the bottom.
See photo below of final results. Click to enlarge…⇓


I really enjoy the process of collaboration and offer this design process free to any and all interested clients for one piece of 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.
How Michael Lishinsky’s kitchen knives are made in detail – all the details ⇒ see HERE⇐.


10 piece collaboration – a very fancy custom designed steak knife set with Maple box. – 2020

 
Santoku's - two 7" x 2" and one 5" x 1"
5 steak knives (out of 10 ordered) with solid wood box - next slide shows last 5.
Final set presentation ~ ~
2nd set of 5 steak knives - see previous slide for more of a description and see the first 5.
Box made for previous slides of 10 steak knives
Jens and I
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Santoku's - two 7" x 2" and one 5" x 1"
5 steak knives (out of 10 ordered) with solid wood box - next slide shows last 5.
Final set presentation ~ ~
2nd set of 5 steak knives - see previous slide for more of a description and see the first 5.
Box made for previous slides of 10 steak knives
Jens and I
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Various items I have made 2018 – 2019, as a slide show.

 
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Clients designed gift for his beloved Dad.
3 piece set as designed by client - close up of bottom two in next slide.
Hankotsu and 1" x 4" kitchen knife, see previous slide for full description.
Extra fancy client designed set.
Kabob time at Neal's home
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
Two ~ six piece Steak Knife Sets, featuring two knives per wood species
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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Clients designed gift for his beloved Dad.
3 piece set as designed by client - close up of bottom two in next slide.
Hankotsu and 1" x 4" kitchen knife, see previous slide for full description.
Extra fancy client designed set.
Kabob time at Neal's  home
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
Two ~ six piece Steak Knife Sets, featuring two knives per wood species
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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