Straight from the 2016 Blade Show are some of the most beautifully crafted custom hand made works masterfully executed by Custom Knife Maker Peter Martin of Martin Knives. Beautiful doesn't even begin to explain how wicked Peter Martins knives really are. You have to see it in person to really appreciate the hard work and craftsmanship that went into making these creations.
Peter Martin is one talented human being and his "sole authorship" lava lamp San Mai Damascus really sets his blades off nicely. The exotic materials used to complete his knives really put Peters skills on display. If you are looking for a one off custom creation from a legend that has been doing this for over 20 years and almost won the hit Discovery Channel show "Forged in Fire" you better act now, a show piece like this doesn't come around very often.
About Peter Martin
Peter Martin has been making custom knives for over 20 years. He started this journey when he was just 13 years old when his dad helped him make a knife out of an industrial band saw blade. After looking for a knife to dress up his game from a hunt, Peter decided to reach out to a local maker for an O-1 steel bladed hunter with Micarta scales.
It performed so well Peter asked him if he would show him how it was made and in 1987 he decided to try it on for size. We are so glad he did!
In 1989 Peter started hand forging his own tool steel after watching a local smith do his thing. After years of accumulating tools and equipment, Peter started forging his own Damascus steel with help from many hammer-ins he attended with other smiths.
In 1994, Peter Martin started into folding knives including automatics, assisted opening, lock backs, liner locks and various slip joint knives.
Today Peter makes was is considered Art Knives hand crafted from the best exotic materials and superior attention to detail craftsmanship
Forged In Fire
Peter was a contestant on an episode of "Forged in Fire" on the Discovery Channel. Peter did an incredible job and built a an Elizabethan Era Rapier Sword and should have won, but ultimately came in second. Here is the link to a clip of the episode Peter was featured on. If that is not testament to the kind of special maker this man is, I don't know what is.