I have been a member here for a lot of years. I have shared a few stories (me and Gauge) and have been a part of a few TG hunts in the past. These last couple years have found me getting a family and career established and I haven't been around as much I like but hopefully things are starting to level out.
For a few years before that I was a custom knife maker. I recently have gotten back into it and have donated a couple knives to the St. Jude auction. I've recieved a PM or two about my knives lately and have not been able to conduct any buisness talk because I wasn't a sponsor. I have changed that now and I would like to tell you all a little bit about myself and my knives and maybe answer some questions that you all may have.
First off, as much as I would like too, I cannot accept any custom orders for knives. I simply do not have enough time to obligate myself to anything but my two girls and my wife. I do this in my spare time which isn't very spare.. In other words, I'm a family man first and I hate owing anybody anything. If I take an order I have to fill it and I do not want to dissapoint with a long wait for "when I can get to it."...
If I have a knife for sale I will post it in the sponsor classifieds and I would be beyond honored for you to own it but I do not have the resources or time to keep track of custom orders to keep a happy customer base. I know this may very well limit my sales/customer base but ethically, I cannot do it.
About the knives and process.
I mostly use L6 steel from large saw blades and hoof rasps and on occasion 440c stainless. I'm a stock removal maker and haven't gotten into forging yet. The blanks are cut using a plasma cutter so the steel retains its high carbon content. I do all of the work including the annealing, heat treating/tempering and the leather work. I do not forge but hopefully that will change one of these days. I am a work in progress as well as my product but I do back it.
All knives come with a my life time warranty. If it breaks I will fix it or replace it. The only thing I do not cover is gross negligence such as prying or batoning with hard objects such as rocks or hammer batons. I also provide a my lifetime free sharpening and cleanup/maintenance service as long as you cover shipping.
Thanks so much for looking.
Some recent works...
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