Custom, handmade, one of kind knives come in many variations. Knives in this genre are appreciated by the astute collector with a discerning eye and are the foundation of every serious custom knife collection.
Every Collectible has its “Gold Standard”. Knives of this caliber have historically stood the test of time in the custom knife world.
When thinking about the tools that have shaped human history, we tend to think in relatively recent terms: The printing press. Combustion engines. Computers and Smartphones.
However, certain tools not only changed the world, they made crafting this world possible in the first place. Knives and other bladed instruments have been in use for over two million years, predating even modern man himself. Refined over millennia of experimentation, the tool continued to make once seemingly impossible advancements in social development — agriculture, crafting, hunting large animals — now seem second nature. Its advancements would turn generations of nomads to farmers, hunters into warriors, and young boys into resourceful outdoorsmen.
When you hold a custom-made knife, it’s more than just a tool — you’re feeling a piece of that powerful tradition for yourself. A potent symbol of man’s ability to not only triumph over nature, but to chart a destiny for himself and future generations.
At KnifePurveyor, we’re passionate about celebrating this extraordinary legacy with other enthusiastic collectors, as well as introducing and educating newcomers to the world of custom-made knives. If you have any questions, concerns, or just want to learn about knives, please feel free to contact Michael and
we’ll be happy to help you out!
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American Knives, Handcrafted by American Artist
More than just a tool, our expertly fused, artisan-made knives are meticulous works of art, produced after weeks of careful handiwork by some of the most talented artists in the country. KnifePurveyor prides itself on securing some of the most stunning examples of this timeless craft, ensuring our collectors have access to the finest blades available on the market today.
A Seamless, Rewarding Knife Experience
With a catalog that features so many unique pieces and artists, finding one that’s “just right” can often feel overwhelming — for both discerning collectors and newcomers alike.
At KnifePurveyor, we curate your online shopping experience just as carefully as our knives, with a pledge that our customers will always have access to quality, high-res images for each one of our pieces, as well as all the detailed information you’ll need to feel confident about your purchase.
Encyclopedic Knowledge Of The Custom Knife Industry
We’re proud to be a part of the custom knife community, and our role as curators and cultural ambassadors is one we take seriously.
With over 20 years of experience collecting, studying, and selling knives, Michael Donato’s encyclopedic knowledge of the custom knife industry is a tremendous resource for interested collectors. Michael is always excited to lend his expertise — featured in trade magazines and knife shows around the world — to customers hoping to learn more or find the perfect piece of their collections.
Making sure our collectors feel heard and appreciated is our TOP priority: If you ever have a question, idea, or concern you’d like to share with us, we encourage you to please contact us via phone or e-mail to respond to your inquiries within 24 hours. We’d love to hear from you!
The Spring Leaf Connection, Knife Making Technologies Explained
We thought we’d offer a tale of the leaf-spring – that of the automatic kind. Esteemed Knifemakers like Richard Wright, Tore Forgarizzu, and George Daily have been producing superbly crafted leaf-spring automatics using time-honored techniques that require precision and a highly creative mind.Two types of spring activation systems are most prevalent in the knife-making community, […]
The Point is:
Michael Donato has a fine eye for quality and is a respected collector, historian, and a noted authority on the knife-making arts. We are launching a series of dialogs with him designed to pierce the often-cluttered intersections of art, collecting, valuation, sourcing, and choice-making. Michael presents the facts, facts that he believes you’ll find fascinating […]
The Best of Bose Worlds – How Tony and Reese Have Created Dual Legacy’s in Knife Making
Tony Bose is a name known to every serious knife collector. Renowned for his mastery of traditional folding knives, Tony’s award-winning cutlery can only be compared to his son, Reese’s work, in style, ingenuity, and uncommon excellence.