My name is Michael Holtshulte 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 that reduced the amount of time it took to work on a car without jeopardizing quality. I have made 6000 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 Sargent 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
On many of my knives I use stainless steel or brass tubing as pins. If you need to lash the knife to a stick for hog hunting or to make a spear out of it, tubing is an option. This knife has asian satin wood handles, 5160 steel blade, tactical/survival. All my knives start out as a solid billet of steel and are full tang using the stock removal method. $250.00
On these knives I formed the guard with my in house mill and welded them on the knife. The handles are usually G10, Oak, Maple, Bamboo, cherry, Ebony and any kind of hardwood or material the customer requests. The handles do not have to have pins in them as I glue my handles on with two-ton epoxy. After they dry I can literally beat the handle against my work bench and they do not come off. I always put pins or tubing in the handles of my knife because that is the industrial standard, they look nice and make the knife more functional as well adds strength. I am looking to make the strongest most functional knife I can.
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.