Wade Made Blades

Meet Wade...

Wade sitting in front of Samurai swords

I have been an artist since childhood. As a young man this took practical expression in custom home building. Now, four years into blacksmithing, I have found my true passion: sharp, shiny, stabby steel stuff!

Make your own blade...

Do you have an idea for a custom blade? For the same amount it would cost to commission it I will teach you to make it yourself using the tools in my workshop.

You will:

  • design your project
  • choose your materials
  • forge shape and grind the  blade
  • choose the handle materials
  • shape and attach the handle

Working alongside you I will create an identical blade, giving you the option to purchase it to create a matched set or to give it to someone else.

See his work...

Viking Axe Handle - 32"; Blade - 12" Made from the leaf spring of a Kenworth semi truck tractor - a very hard metal

Overall length: 40" Handle: 11", featuring a copper guard with covid commerorative coins inlaid on the pommel. Blade: Hollow-ground 01 tool steel (from a Stihl Rollomatic guide bar). Asking: $800.00

Mono steel blade - $200;Damascus Blade - $300;Available in any size under 12" with 4" handle;Handles shown are acrylic or Tiger Wood;  Leather sheaths can be done in black or brown.

Blade - 7"; Overall length - 19" . The hook at the end of the handle makes it easy to hang by the fireplace.

This is a re-creation of the traditional Norse axe 20" long with 8" blades Handle: Black walnut handle secured using the traditional longé fastening system, notable for its strength and durability, making it a preferred method where reliability and longevity…

Kris Dagger fighting knives - set of two Top:  Kris Dagger. Overall length about 20"; Blade - 15N20 leaf spring steel Bottom: Kris Dagger. Overall length - 25"; Blade - Hardened 01 tool steel (chainsaw bar). Reduced, not tempered

Overall Length: 30" Blade: 24" Copper Lightning Damascus Handle: Black Walnut with cast aluminum "D" guard Scabbard: Black Walnut and Leather, cast aluminum belt loop Note: Copper Lightning Damascus forging is tricky, and this is an early effort. The result…

From left to right: Butcher Knife. Handle - Black Walnut; Blade - 1095 steel Damascus Cleaver. Handle - Tigerwood; Blade- 89 layers of 1095 and 15N20 steel Fillet Knife. "Smugglers Cove Salmon Slayer". Handle - Rose Wood; Blade - 01…

Top: Katana. Handle - 12";  Blade - 32" 600 layer Damascus 1095 and 15N20 steel Middle: Katana. Handle - 12"; Blade:  31" 101 layer Damascus 1095 and 15N20 steel Bottom: Tanto (short sword). Handle - 6", Blade - 14" Pricing: When making…

Fully customized to match your needs Overall Lengths: 8" to 10" Blade lengths: 4" to 5". Available with or without a gut hook Metals: High-layer-count Damascus or Mono-steel (lower cost) Handles: Any available woods Sheaths: Various available materials, vertical or…

Top: Whidbey Island Backwoods Bowie Knife. Handle - 7", with bottle opener; Blade - 15" 15N20 leaf spring steel Bottom: Bayonet. Handle - 7", with custom rifle barrel mount; Blade - 15" 15N20 leaf spring steel drilled-out for lightness.

The knife shown here is the first blade I made, and is not for sale. The Kukri style knife is available by order.

Overall length: 44" Blade: High-layer-count Copper Lightning Damascus Handle: 10" white oak, employing CONI spacers Featuring: Custom cast marine-grade aluminum guard and pommel Asking: $2,000

These knives are used by the Japanese to process tuna -- in this case including the Pacific Blue Fin Tuna, which can weigh 1,000 pounds and more! Overall Length: 32" Handle - White Oak and Black Walnut laminate Blade -…

Overall Lengths: 10" to 14" Blades: High-layer-count Damascus Asking: $200

Notes on pricing...

The blades you see here represent Wade’s work over the past four years as he has been perfecting his craft.
Some items are not priced. We are accepting legitimate offers for these.
Priced items provide suggested prices to assist you with your offer.
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