About me

 

Welcome to Steve Schwarzer custom knives. This site is about knife collecting and bladesmithing. I will show you some of the folding knives, fixed blades, swords, axes, and more that I made in the past, along with some that are currently available.

All custom knives I make is designed as a functional tool. No matter how fancy or elaborate, a custom knife must function as a cutting instrument first, creating a blend of utility and aesthetics. From the simplest carbon steel hunting knife to the most elaborate mosaic Damascus folding knife, each of my knives is treated with the same skill and dedication to excellence.

Though I work only from my own designs, I have a long-standing commitment to collaborating with collectors to create knives that you will enjoy having and I will enjoy making. Tell me what type of knife you want and I will give you my best work in the confines of your budget. If you have questions about me or my knives, feel free to e-mail or phone me.




Knife Making Credentials


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Master Bladesmith Certification
Signed by Bill Moran - February 7 1981
Master Bladesmith Testing Paper
Signed by Jim Schmidt






My Other Adventures

 

Air Boating: All work and no play is not much fun. Lora and I have found a great group of new people and things to do in north Florida. We both love boating, air boating in particular. It is something we can do with the whole family or just by ourselves. We have a great group of friends we can ride with. These special boats can take you places very seldom seen by the average person.

Below are some photos of my boat and some of the sites we've seen.

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Here we go...
Don Davis hull ready to go!
Wanna ride?
This is fun!
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Who needs water?
Flat out!
A road less traveled...
Follow the water...
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I won my class at the National championship (best two out of three races) against a faster boat. I won my first official race and retired on top! LOL


Airboating, the adventure you don’t forget. This time, it was with Will Stelter, Alan Surls and Dirk Loots. I really had fun taking these new friends on an adventure.

First Nitrous Pass In My Airboat
The boat I was practice racing would run 100 mph in 500 ft . That is my boat on the inside. Great fun!





Power Lifting: I am no longer actively competing. Below are some of my records.

Power Lifting Titles Held:

  • 2002 First place APA Southeastern bench press championship, 340 lb lift
  • 2002 USPF nation bench press champion, first place
  • 2003 WABDL Florida State champion and state record holder, 380 lb lift
  • 2004 USPF Southeastern Bench Press championship first place, 370 lb lift
  • 2005 APA meet in Bartow Florida first place ,405 lb lift
  • 2005 first place in the Georgia Games , 405 lb lift
  • 2006 FIRST PLACE CENTRAL FLORIDA OPEN, 405 LBS (RED LIGHTED ON 437.5 LBS)
  • 2008 FIRST PLACE AAU World Powerlifting Championship, 407.5 LBS
  • 2009 FIRST PLACE AAU Florida Games, 407.5 LBS

World Records:

World Record Bench Press 2008 AAU world finals (407.5 lbs  - 220 lb 60 to 65 class)
World Record Bench Press 2009 AAU world finals (385 lbs 242 lb 60 to 65 class
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World Record Strict Curl 2009 APA (120 lbs 60 to 65 class)

 

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World Record - Strict Curl
Championship Trophy Presentation





Kempo Karate:


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First Dan Kempo Karate
Presented by Bill Murphy 6th Dan

I have studied several other arts including kendo old school jujitsu and several of the Philippine knife systems. Age and injury slow the body not the mind.
Sensei Mike Foster

One of my closest friends and a great teacher.
First Dan Yoshukai Karate.



Schwarzer Life:


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Me and my friend







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