Oliver Goldschmidt #1
With this monosteel interpretation, Oliver takes the idea of simplicity in purity yet a step further. An evanescent tempering line along a flat grind hints at the blade’s abilities, the choice of carbon fiber for the handle seems self-evident. Here, too, the forged integral guard reminds of the complexities involved in crafting this knife, yet the heart-shaped 'Cuore' butt cap is a give-away for the joy of bladesmithing that Oliver’s works exude. Where the gold-plated detail on the spine evokes the brass back Bowie, Oliver repeats the effect on the profiles of the guard and ricasso adding an ethereal quality with Italian finesse. A juxtaposition of materials, colors and textures, but also of sensibility, that takes bladesmithing into a new age.

Serial number





C-105 steel with temper line





Guard & Fittings

Integral forged guard, steel buttcap, gold-plated details on spine, ricasso and buttcap


Carbon fiber

Build time

80 hours




Serial number JG-C-S-N-OG
Exterior Calf with shark insert
Lining Calf
Concho Sterling silver
Stud Samuel Lurquin’s damascus, milled by Nicolas Verschuere
Build time 12 hours


Oliver Goldschmidt

From Italy.

At 14, Oliver wasn’t satisfied with imagining the swords his heroes wielded in
fantasy novels; he wanted to make them. As a local blacksmith took him under his wing, he built his own forge. He would spend the next ten years learning and perfecting his skills before unveiling his creations. He won the prize for best straight knife, an inspired creation, at the famed Belgian Knife Society show in Gembloux in 2018, his first outside Italy. Oliver says he gets his best ideas at night and that by the time he begins forging, he can fully visualize the finished knife; if the picture blurs, he knows he can count on the anvil to bring it back into focus. Integrals – where bolster-guard and blade form one piece – are his specialty and he defines his signature style around this construction method.