Chaser Handmade Knives was started in 2006 after almost ten years of collecting factory knives followed by custom handmade knives, primarily Treeman knives. As you can tell, my knives carry a heavy influence of Jim Behring?s knives. Jim and James are two of the best people I've met and I owe a lot to these two for answering my many questions and the guidance they have provided. I am forever thankful.All my knives are hand forged from O-1 tool steel from a single material source. This insures I always get the most consistent steel possible. O-1 is an old steel, but in researching and talking to the guys that have been forging for a long time, you would have to dig pretty deep to find a better knife steel. It will hold an edge, cut forever and never let you down. It is carbon steel so it will rust, but with a little care, it will last you a lifetime.All my handle materials are hand cut and assembled with function and flow in mind. When the handles are completed they seem to melt into your hand like they belong there, the way a knife handle should.Our company name "Chaser Handmade Knives" comes from my son Chase. Someday I would like to pass down to him what I know and hopefully, if he chooses, he can carry on the knife-making tradition to another generation and take the craft wherever he goes."