Custom knifemaker Ken Steigerwalt began producing knives in 1978 at the age of 15. After graduating from high school, he became a full-time knifemaker and has been working in this trade for 39 uninterrupted years.

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He handcrafts many types of straight and folding knives at a variety of price ranges. Steigerwalt concentrated his art knife designs in the Art Deco and Bauhaus styles for the past 15 years and is well-known for his angular style. This style incorporates stainless steel, gold, and other valuable natural materials. He has won numerous awards for his custom knives, including 11 Blade Show awards, the Solvang Invitational Best of Show, and the Chicago Best of Show twice.