Michael Pretsch

I build custom knives in my shop in upstate New York. I use the stock removal method and every aspect of every build is performed by me, from steel selection and profiling, through grinding and heat treating, to handles and sheaths.


I specialize in bushcraft knives, friction folders and neck knives, and I make a wide range of EDC, hunting and skinning knives as well. I am happy to customize any of my offerings to your liking, so if there is something special that you want, or if you have your own knife design that you want built, just let me know.


I can apply various finishes to my blades including acid etching, sculpting and satin. I have an almost unlimited supply of exotic woods and man-made materials for handles, so if you can imagine it, I can probably make it. My fixed blade knives also come with leather or kydex sheaths – just tell me what you want!


Thanks for visiting my shop,