Frequently Asked Questions:
1. Why do your folding knives feature a round hole in the blade?
After using the Round Hole opener for many years on my production Spyderco knives, I realized that a round hole is a very effective way of opening a knife blade safely and effortlessly for right-handed and left-handed users alike. I also possess a license agreement with Spyderco for the 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, such as 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 for more updates.
3. What types of locking mechanisms do you prefer to use on your folding knives?
I generally 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 usually very limited because each knife is made one at a time by hand.
6. How long does it take you to make a custom folder/fixed bladed knife?
A rough estimate on wait time for a custom order is approximately four to six months for a folder and two to three months for a fixed-blade.
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 pry-bars, picks, or screwdrivers, etc. Any damage incurred by misuse or intentional 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?
Presently, my blades are professionally heat-treated, cryo treated, and Rockwell tested by Peters' Heat Treating in Meadville, PA.
10. What type of blade grinds do you prefer for everyday use?
For ease of use, durability, and strength, I generally prefer to use either a full-flat grind or hollow grind on my knives (both folders and fixed-bladed knives).