My name is Mike Shindel, my company is Blade and Hammer & I am an award-wining bladesmith & a blacksmith.
I make custom one-of-a-kind high-performance blades, chef’s knives, folders, swords, axes & hammers. My blades are all made how they were made thousands of years ago by shaping a red hot piece of steel with a hammer on an anvil. I do utilize modern technology like a power hammer, a hydraulic press, a mill, a lathe and a grinder among other tools to help me streamline & further enhance the knifemaking process.
Everything is done “in-house” including Damascus, heat treat, wood & leather work.
I am an active member of American Blade Society, Forge In Fire participant & a current president of California Knifemakers Association.
My website is www.bladeandhammer.com
My Facebook is www.facebook.com/bladeandhammer/
My Instagram is www.instagram.com/bladeandhammer/