Michael Quesenberry has been a knife maker since 2005. He is an active member of the American Bladesmith Society. In May of 2009 he received his Journeyman Bladesmith stamp at the Blade Show in Atlanta, Georgia.
In May of 2014 he earned his Mastersmith stamp at the Bladeshow in Atlanta, Georgia. Along with his stamp he received the BR Hughes award for the best mastersmith knife presented.
The majority of his knives are forged, but on occasion he will do stock removal on stainless steel at a customer’s request. From forging the steel to leather work, Michael enjoys the process of creating a one-of-a-kind piece. Everything is done “In-house”, including Damascus, heat treating, and cryogenic treatment.
“A custom knife should do three things well: Be visually appealing, well-balanced in the hand, and hold a razor-sharp edge.” From paper sketches to the polished product, his designs are a balance of solid construction techniques and visual appeal. “The true soul of the blade comes from proper techniques, start to finish.”