Jordan Lamothe M.S. #1
The workmanship that comes through in the magnificent random Damascus of the blade, its hollow grinds and vanishing grind lines are enough to place Jordan in a category of his own. The extreme refinement of the afzelia xylay handle, partially wrapped in buffalo calfskin held in place with small silver nails, and bookended by a guard and rear bolster in blued Damascus with pink and green reflections, further raises the bar. A highly functional blade with visually engaging combinations of forms, colors and textures, at first unexpected and then self evident. And flawlessly executed as a take-down construction. All but a hint at the extent this young Master Smith’s talent.

Serial number





1084/15n20 steels


Random pattern with high contrast etched



Guard & Fittings

Damascus blued guard with fine silver spacer and blued retention bolt


Stabilized afzelia xylay wood with buffalo calf skin wrap

Build time

105 hours




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


Jordan LaMothe

From New York, USA.

Jordan started blacksmithing at the age of 14 to make tools for the family farm. A knife is such a tool, and when he made his first at age 16, he was captivated by the craft. Knife-making allows him to explore a wide variety of materials and techniques, while drawing inspiration from blades made throughout human history. He joined the American Bladesmith Society in 2013, whose regular symposia helped him focus on fit, finish, and functionality, and earned his Journeyman rating in 2018 and Master Smith rating in 2021. In 2022, he traveled to India for 9 months on a Fulbright Grant to study traditional Indian weaponry and gold and silver overlay techniques in Udaipur, Rajasthan. Jordan makes all manner of blades and
teaches knife-making classes at various schools around the United States.