All my knives are
made of the best materials I can find, starting with the steel. Unless you
specify otherwise, I make my knives out of ATS-34 stainless cutlery
steel. ATS-34 is one of the best all-around steels for general use. It
assures you of long-lasting, sharp, durable edges that will require a
minimum of maintenance. I buy ATS-34 in large sheets and cut out the blade
shapes I want, then hand grind them. I do not buy ‘kit’ knives.
Each blade is then professionally heat treated to a Rockwell hardness of
59-60. Finishes can be either mirror polished or satin buff. I have D2, O1, PM154, Damascus, and other steels available on request.
Only the finest
natural and man-made materials are used for the knife handles. I use a lot
of stabilized wood for my handles as this material is very hard, water
resistant, and will not warp or crack like natural woods. Because natural
materials may shrink due to exposure to water, fluctuations in
temperature, humidity, etc, they are not guaranteed against that. If that
is a worry to you, please consider using a stabilized or man-made product
on the handle. Guards and bolsters are made of stainless steel unless you
want something else. In addition, most knives come with a custom made
leather sheath, or a wooden display box depending on the model.