I have been a knife enthusiast for a long time, and have been a maker for the past several years. I got into it because I had a lot of people asking me to make them prototypes out of CPM steels or SM-100 (I used to work for Crucible and Summit Materials), and I finally decided to take the plunge into offering my knives for general sale. I use the stock removal method and start out with unfinished bars of steel. I do everything in house unless I get the profile water jetted to shape (also, some steel I get heat treated by Peters Heat Treat). I prefer to work with stainless steels or SM-100, although I am a huge fan of CPM 3V as well for when you want the toughest knife you can get. I typically make knives that are intended for use so my designs are utilitarian.