Salem Straub

Salem is a full-time Washington State based bladesmith and teacher, specializing in culinary knives, daggers, and various integral forged blades. His main areas of interest are in the historical work of Europe and Asia, in vivid and interesting materials, and in exploring new boundaries in all styles of pattern welding. He has been making knives since 2004 and plans to continue until he can’t pick up a hammer.


Upcoming Courses

Mosaic Composite Pattern Welding

Materials Included This class will include discussion of pattern welding theory, such as reverse engineering of mosaic damascus patterns, and subsequent application in pattern development….

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