|Welcome to Fischer Custom Knives
Fine handmade knives and Damascus steel.
Most of the designs intended for use have been field tested by outdoors men and women. Hunting,
fishing camping, horseback riding...these knives have been used hard, including my Damascus models.
Other models which have been intended primarily as works of art, are built also to be used if desired.
When you buy or order a knife from my shop to use or as a legacy investment, be assured that it will be a
unique and personal possession that was the finest knife I was capable of building. You can use these
knives, as I and many others do or simply put it aside as a legacy for your heirs. In either case, I promise
that you will get countless hours of enjoyment from one of these unique works of art.
I use Damascus steel in most of my knives and stainless steels are also available. You can get a full tang
or hidden tang fixed blade knife as well as folders, either manual opening, auto or double action auto.
Handle choices are primarily natural materials such as stag, mammoth ivory, pre-ban elephant ivory,
pearls, shells and fine hardwoods. Man made materials such as Micarta, carbon fiber, Dymondwood,
etc are available upon request.
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
I forge and/or do stock removal on my knives.
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 only two 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 also make high carbon Damascus steel and canned mosaic steel, which is used in my own knives and
which I provide to some other makers to use in their knives. Making Damascus steel is a passion that I
pursued for years on my own, working through countless failures - but never giving up my quest for fine
steel. Today, I turn out fine Damascus steel in familiar as well as some original patterns.
I'm Todd Fischer, I live on a small ranch in central Florida. I have a career in project management with a
major utility in Florida. However, my background in metal fabrication goes back more than 4 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.
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 guarantee that you will be satisfied with your knife. You have three days to inspect your knife and if you
decide to return it, you will receive a full refund, no questions asked.
* 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.
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