Frequently Asked Questions:
1. Why do your blades feature a round hole?
After using the Round Hole opener for many years on my Spyderco knives, I realized that a hole is simply a superior way of opening a knife blade safely and effortlessly for right-handed and left-handed users alike. I possess a license agreement with Spyderco for use of their trademarked Round Hole opening concept on my knives.
2. What types of materials do you use on your knives?
I use both man-made and natural materials for my handle materials (e.g. domestic/exotic hardwoods such as snakewood, zebrawood, and leopardwood, G-10, Micarta, carbon fiber, TeroTuf, and titanium). For blade steels, I like to use LC200N, CPM-M4, CPM-S35VN, CPM-154, CPM-S90V, D2, and ATS-34. I am always experimenting with new materials, so please check back often for more updates.
3. What types of locking mechanisms do you prefer to use on your folding knives?
At present, I prefer to use either the Michael Walker Liner Lock or a Chris Reeve Integral Lock (also known as a "frame lock") on my folding knives. I am in the process of learning how to make other locks at this time.
4. Do you make any other designs besides folding knives?
Yes, I design and create various fixed-bladed knives as well. Please see the Photo Gallery or contact me for further information.
5. How can I purchase one of your knives?
Although I am not taking any custom orders at this time, please check with me to see what models are currently available. My inventory of completed knives is extremely limited as I make only one knife at a time by hand.
6. How long does it take to make a folder/fixed bladed knife?
A rough estimate on wait time for a custom order is approximately three to five months for a folder and two to three months for a fixed-bladed knife.
7. Do you offer a warranty on your knives?
Yes, I proudly stand behind each knife I make. If something is not right due to my error, the knife will be repaired at my cost, although I do ask that you cover the cost of shipping and handling. Please note that my knives are designed to be used as cutting utensils only and not for use as picks, pry-bars, screwdrivers, etc. Any damage incurred by misuse or overt abuse will not be covered by my warranty. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
8. What is the best way to contact you?
Due to my work and personal schedule, e-mail is the best way to contact me. My e-mail address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
9. Where are your blades heat-treated?
All of my blades are professionally heat-treated and Rockwell tested by Peters' Heat Treating.
10. What type of blade grind do you prefer for everyday use?
For ease of use, durability, and strength, I prefer to use a full-flat grind on my knives (both folders and fixed-bladed knives).