Handmade axes, hatchets, and knives

Sale Creek, Tennessee
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About AIMblades

Sales 5,012
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Gifts shouldn't suck. Be a good friend and give them an awesome personalized blade.

We give "going away" gifts frequently in the military, and when you move all the time they really stack up. I like unique gifts besides the traditional wall plaque but couldn't find anything that fit with both price and function. So...I solved the problem with AIM Blades! I want your gifts to wow. I want the recipient to display it proudly and have people ask who gave it to them and why. Plaques are boring. Don't be boring. The same goes for birthdays, Christmas, weddings... you have an opportunity here to give them something truly unique that they will want to keep for years.

Whoa, wait. Blacksmith in Pakistan?! What?! You may be surprised to know that Persian blades have been prized weapons for centuries, and the forging skills have been passed down through generations of families. These are custom designed as beautiful blades, and utilize 1085 blade steel (known for its ability to hold an edge), bone, buffalo horn, a variety of beautiful woods, various inlay materials for the handles, and are fully functional tools of cutting fury! I'll deal with the design, importing, and custom engraving. You just reap the rewards and huge smiles.
Look at the pictures, look around at prices, and then think how much someone would like to have one of these blades as a gift. I'm confident they'll love it.

Shop members

  • Travis Michelena

    Owner, Designer

    Army Logistics Officer, Father of two little girls, Husband to a wonderfully understanding wife.

  • Sue Michelena

    Shipper, Mom

    My loving mom, who will be shipping you your goods from a beautiful mountaintop in Tennessee! She's added "Master Engraver" to her long list of talents, which includes horse tamer, pony trainer, mule tolerance, homesteading, and much more!

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  • blacksmith

    Wazirabad, Pakistan


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Last updated on May 4, 2018


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Last updated on May 18, 2022

Frequently asked questions

Care instructions

1085 high carbon and damascus steel will hold an edge very well, but they are not stainless steel. It may take on color with lots of use, and should be dried and oiled, if possible, to prevent rust. If you do get some rust, I prefer giving it a quick rub with a very fine (0000) steel wool and it usually easily takes care of it without scratching the metal.

You can use WD40 or rust remover, just be sure to clean the blade thoroughly before use, especially if using it for food.

The key is keeping it dry. Any moisture that sits on the metal will cause rust. That being said, I've had some in my drawer for years with no issues!

I wouldn't go chipping away at rocks, but they're pretty tough and should last you a long time!

Wedding Party / Corporate Gifts

Everything you see in the listings is in stock, but we may not have the quantity you need. Send me a note with any questions.

For large custom orders:
These are usually orders of 10+, and you can go full custom. We can do almost any amount given enough time.

You can engrave names or logos on the handles. You can replace my AIM logo with your own etched into the blade, or we can make a custom metal stamp of your logo for the leather sheaths.

Just remember, these are custom made and hand crafted, so we need months, not weeks. The more customized, the more time we need! They look ridiculously awesome, so bring it on!

Custom and personalized orders


Oh, you want to know more? Just send me a note to discuss your ideas!

-ENGRAVING goes on the wood handles. It's a laser engraver, so burning the image in. It can do fairly detailed images, even your drawn pictures and handwriting. Be creative! Engraving has a quick turn around.

-ETCHING goes on the metal. It looks great on the polished metal, but can be hard to see on the damascus. This needs to be less detailed. Think words, numbers, basic designs. WE ONLY DO THIS FOR LARGE ORDERS (10+). This takes time.

We will do full custom jobs for larger orders, including blade designs, handle materials, custom deep etched logos (instead of the AIM), custom leather stamps on the sheath, etc. Your gifts can be awesome!

Wholesale availability

I'm open to the discussion. Send me a note!

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