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The knives I make are 100% handmade.  My handforged knives are high carbon 52100 ball bearing steel or 0-1 tool steel.  I meticulously forge and heat treat them to create a blade to last a lifetime.

Also, I make knives from bar stock using the stock removal method, normally these are stainless steels of  CPM S30V or S35VN.                                  

Occasionally I will use carbon steel such as 52100 to make blades using this same method.  Heat treating on carbon steel is he same whether forged or ground from bar stock.

The handles may include natural and or synthetic materials such as leather, linen or canvas micarta, exotic hardwoods, metal or fiber spacers.  I use native or Sambar stag on some handles.  My guards are soldered-on using solid brass or nickel silver.  On hidden tang knives I leave a hardy tang to strengthen the overall knife, no "rat-tail" tangs allowed.

The knives are a combination of form and function, made to be appealing to the eye and to function in the field.









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      Gary Music