My name is Michael Holtschulte I am a Vietnam era veteran as a combat engineer/heavy equipment specialist and helicopter technician. I am retired 29 years as a top level factory Mercedes-Benz mechanic specializing in jobs that were hard or difficult to figure out. People seek me out after they have been everywhere else for my mechanical skills to fix their car right. I have invented tools to work on Mercedes-Benz that reduced the amount of time it took to work on a car without jeopardizing quality. I have made 9100 knives over 28 years of a tactical/combat and survival/hunting nature. I have been published in Blade Magazine. I use the forge and stock removal method. I like my knives strong and well designed. Many of my knives have made it to Iraq and Afghanistan as my brother was a Sergeant Major also in the service Army detachment Delta Ft. Bragg. The United States Secretary of State staff have purchased Holtschulte Karambit and SharkTac sheaths. The original order for the first Holtschulte Karambit came from Karambit.com. David Canterbury of Duel Survivor featured my knife on his website, has bought my knives and refers to them as "a Ka-bar on steroids" (and he is right). I take pride in my work and do all my own heat treat nothing is sent out. If you have a specific design in mind draw me a picture and I will make it for you as I do custom orders. Mail it to: 116 w. Center St. London OH 43140. My phone # 1 (740) 604-1345
I will be appearing in the December military Issue of "Blade Magazine" of which comes out in September. The name of the article is "the ideal military knife".
Orange Osage one piece Japanese knife blade is 7 1/2 inches long. $400. Notice the grain of the wood flows through the break of the handle. Mike will be accepting custom orders for several of these this month. Just phone him at 1-740-604-1345 tell him how long you want the blade and what kind of wood you want and he will make it for you.
Batch of knifes Mike created recently pick out what you want, name your handle material and Mike will give you a fair price. call him at 740-604-1345
Knife blank ready for handles. Notice full tang construction for strength. I like to use stainless steel tubing for pins. This knife would have three lanyard holes. If you have to lash it to something to make a spear, the stainless tubing really comes into play here. The stainless tubing is such a small detail when many people buy my knife that is frequently over looked but if they ever have to use it as a spear, that is when they truly appreciate this feature and it comes in handy.
Bowie knife - 1095 steel fully forged with maple handle laminated brass and bronze guard with handmade deluxe leather sheath $500.00 price can very depending on components and size call me at 740-604-1345
Mississippi River Bowie with bent guards brass pinned handle comes with deluxe leather sheath $500.00 These knives are as much an Artistic expression to me as a functional tool. I pray before I make each knife that Holy Spirit will guide my hands to make the best possible knife for the individual that has ordered it and that it is used for only good constructive uses. Semper fi Each knife I make by hand I get better and better at I am up to 9100 knives made to date.
Call Mike if you have any questions at 1-740-604-1345. This is the sign Mike totes with him to the Gun and knife shows in Ohio, stop by his booth and say high if you have any questions. He can sometimes work with you on prices depending on what you want to order and how hard it is to get. Have a blessed day.