Visit this maker's website: Peter Martin Knives
. "My name is Peter Martin and I have been making knives for over 16 years and I'm a voting member of the Knifemaker's Guild. I believe in sole authorship and I stand behind my knives 100%.All of my knives are handmade 1 at a time. Forge welding the damascus billits, patterning and shaping the blades is performed solely by myself to ensure the finest quality control. I've spent a lot of time and resources researching and testing for proper heat treatment of my blades and I can guarantee that they are heat treated to perform to the best of their abilities for which they were intended. I select only the best natural handle materials available at the time. I have no "get by" factor. It's either the very best or it's not used. My knives, are just that, made by me down to the smallest detail. On occasion I will allow other qualified artists to perform engraving or scrimshaw work, if requested by the customer, on my knives."