Custom Knives Made by Hand

Welcome to Mulholland Knives

Owned and operated by Declan Mulholland, Mulholland Knives designs and manufactures handmade bespoke knives. I use only the highest quality, carbon and stainless steel and all knives are hand made by me in my workshop. Styles, colours, materials and blade size will all be discussed during our initial consultation. Using previous examples I will design a custom knife just for you or alternatively you may choose from an existing stock. Manufactured in Dublin, Ireland, Mulholland Knives can be shipped worldwide.


If you are interested in a 100% handmade, high quality custom made knife then get in touch with me, Declan today

Contact Mulholland Knives today for more information on how to purchase one of my knives

About Me

My journey into knife making came quite late in my life but quickly became a real passion. It was my love of food and cooking that ignited my interest in kitchen knives. I went on a search for a good chef’s knife and subsequently got very interested in the process of making the knives. I also have always loved working with steel, from my schools days in metal work class to various jobs I've had over the years which involved some kind of metal fabrication.

In 2016 I set about making a gas forge and accumulating as much knife making tools I could and in May of 2017 I made my very 1st knife.

My main objective as a knife maker is to make the best quality knives I possibly can with the best quality materials I can get, that not only perform great but look great also.

The Materials

The Steel

I am continuously searching for the best quality steels for my knives. For my stainless steel knives I tend to use AEB-L which is also known as the razor blade steel for its ability to take a very keen edge. It will also hold its sharp edge a lot longer than other stainless steels.

For the best edge retention, carbon steel knives are by far the better option. I use a number of different carbon steels like 125sc, 1095, and en42j. The important thing to consider when choosing a carbon steel knife is that the steel will develop what's called a patina. This reaction occurs due to the certain salty or acidic foods. Carbon steel can also be prone to rust if not correctly looked after.

The Handles

I keep a lot of different handle materials from all over the world. From exotic woods to Irish native woods, from composite materials to plastics to buffalo horns to mammoth teeth. As a result handle designs are endless. One of my favourite parts of a knife build is when I've chosen the handle material and put it together beside the blade and can see the finished knife in my mind. I like to work with a client to figure out what handle material they would like on their knife. Whether it be natural, composite or even a mix of both. It really is a blank canvas.

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previously made Knives

 If you would like to be placed on my waiting list for one of my knives simply email me to let me know.

Then once I have available knives I will contact you once its your turn

I look forward to hearing from you, Declan 


A sanmai chefs knife using two differnt steels. One core steel of 125sc and a jacket of 15N20. The handle is a beautiful piece of dyed big leaf maple burl with brass spacers and a mammoth tooth ferrule


8" chefs knife in 1080 carbon steel with hamon with an in house blue resin and african blackwood cast handle with brass pins and a mosaic pin


8" chef in 1095 carbon steel with hamon. Handle is a beautiful piece of birch burl with blue and red raffir and white spacers. Comes with a decorative mosaic pin also.


8" chefs knife in 1095 carbon steel. Handle is this gorgeous piece of spalted birch burl with a black juma spacer and carbon fiber pins


8" chefs knife in 1080 carbon steel with hamon, blue quilted maple handle with black raffir, white and blue spacers and aluminium pins


Boning Knife in SC125 carbon steel with Karelian birch and green truestone spacers and carbon fiber pins


8" chef and paring duo in 1095 carbon steel. Handles are African blackwood with brass and green raffir with carbon fiber pins


8" K tip chef in 1095 carbon steel with a birch burl handle with brass and red rafiir spacer, black liners and mosaic pin.

Cleaver in 1095 carbon steel with Hamon. Handle is a birch burl with blue and white spacers and liners with mosiac pin. 

8" chefs knife in AEB-L stainless steel with African blackwood, vibrant green raffir fiber and Indian rosewood

Knife Care

The knives made by Mulholland Knives are hand crafted luxury items so they need to be properly maintained and looked after. There are certain steps and precautions that you should take to ensure that your knife lasts for years to come.

  • Keep your knife as clean and dry as possible at all times

  • Hand wash your knife using warm soapy water, no steel scrubbers.

  • NEVER put your knife into the dishwasher

  • Dry your knife completely using an absorbent towel or kitchen roll.

  • Don’t leave your knife sitting in water and do not use any aggressive detergents.

  • If your handle is made from a natural material such as wood it will occasionally require a coating of oil which will protect it from drying out. We use boiled linseed oil or pure tung oil for this.

  • Store your knife in a clean dry space, preferably in its sheath or on a magnetic rack

  • Your knife should be professionally sharpened around once a year, however in between sharpening a ceramic honing rod or leather strop can be used to help maintain a sharp and even edge

Knife prices:   


Chefs knives from     €350    

Paring knives from    €210

POA on all other Knives


You must be over the age of 18 to purchase one of my knives

shipping information

I will post my knives world wide by registered post only. The buyer is responsible for any addition costs such as customs. The following postage prices are based on one 8" chefs knife. If there are additional items this cost may increase depending on additional weight. A full quote for this will be given at time of sale.

Ireland next working day €15.00

UK 3-7 working days €30.00

Europe 5-14 days €40.00

Rest of World 5-14 days €45.00

Returns/refund policy

You may return your knife if you are unhappy with it upon receipt. You must inform me of this within 3 days of receiving your knife. Any returns must be returned by registered post only and at the buyers expense. The knife must be un-used and free from any damage. The knife should not be used for anything other than its intended purpose.


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