Adam DesRosiers M.S. #2
If forging steel conjures a violent treatment of metal, Adam astonishes us with the serene lightness, even playfulness that can result. His hallmark “crushed faeries wings” Damascus pattern dances across the blade, shining through in one flowing motion across the guard. A mastery of the material that is unparalleled. The choice of a hidden tang construction magnifies the strong black handle’s resolute presence, blending power and panache. The blued titanium spacer subtly evinces the latter. Here, too, Adam proves that preparing a knife for its destiny as a true companion and able partner in the wild does not necessarily preclude gracefulness and sophistication.

Serial number



Hidden tang


1080/15n20 steels


Crushed fairies wings pattern



Guard & Fittings

Crushed fairies wings damascus with TI blued spacer


Black G10

Build time

120 hours




Serial number JG-C-A-C-ADR
Exterior Calf with alligator insert
Lining Calf
Concho Sterling silver
Stud Samuel Lurquin’s damascus, milled by Nicolas Verschuere
Build time 11 hours


Adam DesRosiers

From Alaska, USA.

Adam knows and loves knives for as long as he can remember. Born into a family of homesteaders and commercial fishermen, the feeling a knife in his hand on a daily basis has been familiar to him from the age of three. Adam’s art is founded on an intuitive understanding of how to use knives and a lifetime of studying the design aspects that make them perform as tools and weapons. Adam began making knives professionally in 2004, attending the American Blade Society’s bladesmithing school and studying under Master Smiths, such as Jason Knight and Rodrigo Sfreddo. He achieved his Master Smith rating in 2011. He lives off-grid with his wife Haley, also a Master Smith, and their two young children. Hunting, fishing, bladesmithing and
pioneer living are part of their everyday way of life.