I have been making knives both fixed blades, and folders for about 25 years now. All of my sales helped to buy my grinders and forges, and heat treating equipment over the yrs. I have built almost every type of edged weapon including some pretty wild medieval daggers. Both hand forged , and stock removable methods have been used, I use hollow and flat grinding techniques for all the blades. I do all of my own heat treating with my paragon oven, and checked for hardness with a rockwell tester for optimal edges. All leather work is done by hand stitching, and hand stamping with good quality 7 to 8 oz. leather. Handle material can vary from exotic woods to acrylic to antlers and horn depending on the particular knife. All in all i totally enjoy knife making, and all its challenges.