Mike Janzer, the man behind the forge. Mike is the founder of MCKnifeWorks, a blacksmithing and steel supply business, established from his genuine passion for the industry. Heavy duty mechanic by trade, Mike uses his mechanical skills to incorporate unique features to his products. Mike’s blacksmithing experience started as a hobby where he believed making knives would be a fun way to incorporate a more personal touch to his love for cooking. Needless to say, the hobby grew into a passion, and as a result MCKnifeWorks was born. The process from start to finish of the products is a truly unique experience, allowing Mike to create each customer an exclusive product, as no two items are the same. Mike enjoys the challenge of trying new designs and techniques and will continue to educate himself on new practices of the industry.