Oliver Goldschmidt #3
Oliver’s take on the multibar Turkish twist Damascus succeeds in paying homage to the centuries-old craft of the forge while heralding a very modern sensibility; the knife as contemporary art. Familiar yet completely new. A vision of the Bowie that shows great refinement in the flat grind, which gives simplicity to the blade’s intricate motif. The forged integral guard - a detail Oliver’s creations are the only ones to feature in the collection - merges organically with the sculpted ironwood burl handle, and is echoed by the butt cap, also in Damascus steel. Pure avant-garde, Oliver’s creation captures the spirit of American bladesmithing, enhancing it with Italian flair.

Serial number





O2/15n20 steels


Turkish twist multibar



Guard & Fittings

Integral forged guard, damascus buttcap


Stabilized exhibition-grade ironwood burl

Build time

105 hours




Serial number JG-C-O-N-OG
Exterior Calf with ostrich insert
Lining Calf
Concho Sterling silver
Stud Samuel Lurquin’s damascus, milled by Nicolas Verschuere
Build time 13 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.