My Work

Updated: June 4, 2019

I’m working on a return to my popular “Chaotic Random” damascus in approx. 400-500 layers of my five-steel blend. The chef knives I’m going to be focusing on will be in the 8”(210mm), 9-1/2”(240mm) range plus a 6”(150mm) utility knife. My famous multi-wood handles are standard on every knife.

>>> Please ask to get on my Waiting List for updates & pricing. e-mail: michael@raderblade.com

Box Elder Burl accents w/copper pin & copper/G-10 spacers.

Box Elder Burl accents w/copper pin & copper/G-10 spacers.

Amazing stabilized Koa w/hand-rubbed finish (not buffed.)

Amazing stabilized Koa w/hand-rubbed finish (not buffed.)

More info:

  • For 2019 I’ve returned to having the “Rader” on the left, back-side of the blade with my “M.S.” and steel-type on the right, front-side. There are a few knives from 2019 out there with just an “R” on the left side, but I decided not to continue that.

  • For 2018, My kitchen knives have a change in logo placement: "Rader" will be on the right, front-side of the blade in Japanese fashion, and steel-type will be on the left (or back-side.) [On knives that have texturing, I’ll just try to put the logos where-ever I can find room.]

  • From June 2010 - Dec, 31 2017 my knives & swords had the “Rader” on the left, front-side of the blade and the “M.S.” stamp + steel-type on the right, front-side.

  • From June 2006 - June 2010 my knives & swords had the “Rader” logo on the left, front-side of the blade and the “J.S.” stamp on the right, front-side.