Welcome to Promethean Knives! My name is Salem Straub and I am a custom knife maker, blacksmith, and the resident bladesmith of this site. If you would like to see pictures of my shop, my knives and hand-forged work, or read more of what I am all about, please feel free to explore around my site. If you would like to comment on my site or my knives, or have any questions, please hit "Contact Me" here or in the navigation bar. The "Shop Techniques" link contains some tutorials and explanations of different processes I use to make my knives. This site is always under light construction so check back in once in a while to see new work posted and for articles about knifework.
If you are interested in buying a knife from me or looking at what I have currently for sale, the "Knives Available for Sale" link will take you there.
Update, March 1st, 2016:
I am once again taking custom orders, on a limited basis. Feel free to contact me and discuss a project!
Keep on the lookout for different stuff, more damascus and advanced integrals, that I'll make on spec and post when I catch up with my backlog of orders.
If you like what you see here, and wish to link to my page on your site, please do so. It will be a great help to me as I am currently near the bottom of a large heap of knife related websites in Google search results!
Thanks for stopping by.
This is me in 2011 forging an integral chef knife from 2.5" W2 round stock.