Since becoming a custom knifemaker some thirty years, David Steier has continually strived to make the best knife possible. He is always working on new knife ideas and designs to better meet his customers knife interests. He is a voting member of The Knifemakers Guild and also a member of the National Knife Collector's Association. He makes absolutely beautiful products that we are proud to be able to offer to you.
My name is David Steier. I have been a custom knifemaker for thirty years, and a full-time maker for three. My interest in knifemaking began when I was working for General Electric as a Tool and Model Maker. A co-worker showed me a custom knife that he had made, from that point on I was hooked. Since then I have had a passion for making knives of all types. My background in toolmaking is seen in the precision that I try to bring to each knife that I make.
My main interests lie in folding art knives, but I do also make bowies, hunters, and everyday carry folders. I make both linerlock, slipjoints, and lockback folders but tend to make more linerlocks than anything else. At present, I am trying to develop a line of smaller tactical knives. Check my site for progress and updates on this project.
As for material choices, I tend to use ATS-34, 440C, and Damascus from a variety of quality Damascus makers for my steel choices. Handle materials range from Mother of Pearl, Mammoth Tooth, Mammoth Ivory, Tiger Coral, as well as Exotic woods, and Synthetic Materials. I am open to trying new materials so if there is something you would like to see used just let me know and I will look into it.