Welcome to my site! I'm Salem Straub, the owner-operator of Promethean Knives. I'm located in beautiful Tonasket, Washington, in the heart of scenic Okanogan County. I've been forging knives since 2003, when an off-grid building project first got me into blacksmithing. A lot has changed since those simple days with a hand-cranked charcoal forge and a dirt floor... but my love of the craft and my commitment to turning out the best work possible have only increased.
I make a wide range of cutlery, from folding knives to swords. I've always loved to cook, and I've worked in cafe/restaurant/catering businesses as well, so making kitchen cutlery is a natural direction for my work. As a practitioner of sword arts, I also greatly enjoy making longer bladed weapons for practice and display.
Currently I'm not accepting orders, but please have a look in the Store for any of my work that may be available. Thank you very much for taking the time to visit my website, and for your interest in my work!