Mike Vagnino Custom Knives
Mike Vagnino began his knifemaking journey with a forging class from Karl Shroen in 1995. He found the pounding and moving of hot steel and creating a useful tool inspiring and looked to further his education under the tutorship of Tim Hancock and continue to hone his skills. Mike's awesome Wayfarer model has been made famous by Olamic Cutlery and Mike currently has a collaboration company with fellow custom knifemaker Ray Laconico, LVKnives. Mike received his Journeyman stamp in 2001, Mastersmith rating in 2003 and has been serving as an ABS board member since 2011. He is one of the nicest people in the industry and his work is precise and beautiful. You definitely need one of his pieces in your collection.