BladeThe steel that I use is called "Damascus" steel. It is an ancient process that most of the original techniques have been lost forever but modern Damascus makers do their best to reproduce.
The remarkable characteristics of Damascus steel became known to Europe when the Crusaders reached the Middle East, beginning in the 11th century. They discovered that swords of this metal could split a feather in midair, yet retain their edge through many battles. The swords were easily recognized by a characteristic watery or ''damask'' pattern on their blades. Through the ages - perhaps from the time of Alexander the Great in the fourth century B.C. for approximately 800 years the armorers who made swords, shields and armor from such steel were rigidly secretive regarding their method. With the advent of firearms, the secret was lost and never fully rediscovered. Today there are a handful of craftsmen who create Damascus steel using their best efforts to recapture the beauty, versatility and quality of this ancient material. I have selected Damascus as my predominant blade material due to the mystique of its long and rich history, the beauty of its many patterns, its ability to cut and hold an edge and its ease in which you can sharpen it.
I include sharpening of a buyers knife for the life of the knife or me. Also, for the life of the knife or myself I will fix any defect in workmanship which may be a repair or a replacement of material. Due to the unique nature of each knife an alternative handle material may be used of equal value.