Bladesmith Mike Tyre (“ty-ree”) is a U.S. Army veteran, having served with the 101st Airborne Division for three tours in Vietnam. Returning home after his final tour, he attended the University of Wisconsin taking courses in sociology and psychology; he also had a passion for art, so he steered toward this as his major. One only has to look at some of the feather damascus Mike creates to know that the art major is working out very nicely. His patterns are among the finest I have ever seen!
The embellishment on both his fixed blade and folding knives is totally hand crafted by Mike, and the art knives he makes are mind-boggling.
This article appears in the March 2021 issue of KNIFE Magazine. Premium Online Members can read the whole thing by clicking on the blue box below: