Custom Damascus Knives

I began making knives in 1965. I started making hand forged Damascus in 1977. I joined the Knifemakers Guild in 1982. I make carbon steel knives using 1095 carbon steel. The carbon steel knives are made by using the stock removal method. Only natural materials are used to create the handles. The Damascus knives are all hand forged one at a time. I use two different combinations of carbon steel - 1095 + 01 and 1095 + 15N20. Damascus knives will have from 200 to 500 layers of steel. To create the Damascus steel, a gas forge and 50 lb. trip hammer are used to weld and fold the layers of steel together.  After forging, grinding, and polishing the metal is etched to bring out the beautiful grain patterns of the steel.

Each piece is an original work of art.

All pages and images (unless otherwise noted) are copyright James P. Miller 2002-2016

The next show I will be attending is...

Badger Knife Club Knife Show

March 24, 25, and 26, 2017
Janesville, Wisconsin

Please contact me for further information.
You may email me at

or reach me by phone at 319 635 2294

My mailing address is
9024 Goeller Road Fairbank, Iowa  50629

Payment may be made by money order, cashiers check, or personal check.  Checks will be held for clearing.

Foreign payments must be in U. S. postal money order or cashier's check in U. S. funds.