Custom Hand Forged Knives & Blades - Jonas Blade & Metalworks


Field, Culinary, Legacy, Lifestyle


The Master Bladesmith and The Craft

Getting metal to bend to one’s will is no easy feat.

Zack Jonas is a Master Smith who is based in New Hampshire and specializes in hand forging knives. In 2012, he earned the rank of ABS Journeyman Smith and opened up a workshop where he creates custom knives and shares his knowledge with aspiring bladesmiths.

Forging knives is an arduous process from the first moment the steel is heated and through each step that crafts the metal into the right profile. Each piece starts as a solid block of steel and blow by blow is shaped into a one of a kind custom knife. He has created a variety of blades to fit into every aspect of your lifestyle from the kitchen to the field and everything in between. Jonas Blade prides himself in having blades with high carbon steel or damascus steel and wooden handles that feature materials sourced from trees all over the world.

In the Jonas Blade Culinary Collection, there are culinary knives available in 3”- 10” inches for every novice or skilled chef. Whether you’re chopping onions or fileting a steak, it is important to have a sharp chef knife to ensure your meal is being prepared the way you intended. Each slice of the blade should be swift and precise each time it is used. A damascus steel chef knife would be a unique option to add for its ability to retain its sharpness and one of a kind design. A good place to start would be a 7” or 8” inch option, these are the best chefs knives to have on hand for daily use for slicing, cutting or dicing. A high-end chef knife can last you for the rest of your life as long as it is properly taken care of.

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If you spend time outdoors, a hunting knife from the Field Collection can make a huge difference in your daily routine. While setting up camp it can be the perfect tool to cut some rope or help whittle some wood as you build a fire. Out in the forest it can help you skin and cut game for your dinner or build a last minute shelter. It is a compact tool with a fixed blade that can be versatile, easy to carry and easy to control. Each item in this collection also includes a leather sheath for easy storage and to make it convenient to carry.

Over the years, Zack Jonas has created a wide variety of pieces that reflect his skills as a bladesmith and now his master metal works are available to you in his Legacy Collection which reflects his ever changing skills as a bladesmith. These are one of a kind pieces that were designed with a specific purpose and were based on different designs throughout history. These pieces were created to make a statement.

If you are looking for something different , maybe with New Zealand Swamp Kauri, Damascus Steel or an African blackwood handle, custom knives are available to order. Zack Jonas will work with you personally to create a custom design within a 6 month period anywhere between $100 to $10,000. Anything is possible with your personal suggestions and his range of experience.

The Latest News:

ABS Master Smith

I am extremely proud to announce that I have earned the ranking of Master Smith from the American Bladesmith Society. I am one of only 149 smiths ever to achieve this rank, and a friend summed it up well for me when he said “MS = PhD.” To learn more about what this achievement means, click here.

Jonas Blade & Metalworks Owner and Founder

Zack Jonas

“As a bladesmith, I get to explore the balance of form and function through the endless variety of mankind’s oldest and most useful tool. My craft pushes me every day to learn more and work harder. I love the immediacy of seeing beautiful, useful objects take shape in my hands.” – Zack