|Welcome to Fischer Custom Knives
Fine handmade knives and Damascus steel.
All knives are designed by myself or as a collaboration with a customer. All knives are handmade in my fully
equipped shop from raw materials - no other hands touch one of my knives from inception to completion
The Middle Ages Meets the 21st Century
Artist meets artisan meets engineer meets machinist? To the best of my knowledge and with all humility, I'm
one of very few individuals in the world with a full forging shop and CNC machining capabilities. Early in
2008, I bought a Haas CNC mill, learned how to operate it and learned CAD/CAM software. Damascus
steel, that I forge, ends up on my Haas TM1 CNC vertical machining center, machined out with a program
that I wrote myself. This is infinitely satisfying...
I'm Todd Fischer, my wife Leah and I live on a small ranch in central Florida. I'm a full time maker with an
engineering and project management background. My experience in metal fabrication goes back nearly five
decades, when I learned basic blacksmithing as well as several other disciplines, such as welding and
machine work at the age of 14. I have also worked and made a living as a full time blacksmith in the past.
Leah and I own horses that we trail ride and camp with. We have a Grady White Marlin, we fish just about
every week and once a year, take a long cruise to the Florida Keys. We also like to hunt with gun and bow.
All knives are guaranteed for my lifetime against defects in workmanship and materials*. I will repair or replace any knife that
fails, with a similar knife of equal or greater value.
* I do not guarantee natural materials, such as ivory and stag, against shrinking and checking or cracking. Shrinking and expansion
with changes in temperature and humidity is characteristic of these natural and beautiful materials and is usually minimal.