Thank you for visiting my web site. I am Steve
Culver, an American Bladesmith Society Master Bladesmith Knifemaker.
I started making knives in 1987, sold my first knife
in 1989 and passed the American Bladesmith Society's Mastersmith test in
2007. I have been a full time knifemaker since March, 2004.
There are a few different ways that you are able to own one of my
pieces. You may purchase from my table, at one of the several shows
that I attend. You can find the shows that I will be displaying my work
at on the "Show Schedule" page.
I am always working on a new project or technique. So
occasionally, I will build something that I will place for sale on the
"Available" page. If you see anything that you would like to
to make arrangements.
You may wish to sign up for my email
News Subscription. I maintain two email
lists to notify those interested in knowing when I have a new piece for
sale, or wish to see the latest items that I have made.
Or, you may simply
contact me by email or phone to place an order. I will record your
request and contact information, give you an approximate delivery date
and an estimate of the cost. I am not able to provide a final cost at
the time of ordering, as the price of materials can change significantly
between the order and build dates. I do not take deposits at the time
of placing an order.
My delivery timeline is around 12 to 18 months. Some orders may be up
to 24 months. When I am ready to build your piece, I will contact you
to make sure that you are ready to take delivery and also give you a
final price. I may ask for a deposit at the time I start work on the
Once the project is completed, I will send photos of the piece for
approval. After approval of the photos, arrangements for payment and
shipping will be made.
Making knives is a never ending adventure to me.
I can think of no other craft that provides an opportunity to work with
so many different types of materials,
or offers so many
avenues for embellishment on an individual piece.
The quest to make a better quality knife and decorate it using a newly
acquired skill keeps
the craft challenging and rewarding for me. I hope that you enjoy my
knives as much as I have enjoyed making them.
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