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Original price $245.00
Weight (oz) 5
Source Previously owned
Derrick Obatake born and raised in East Los Angeles and has been designing and making jewelry for over 35 years. At an early age he was taught to be a machinist by his father. He is a Graduate Gemologist from GIA and has had formal training in traditional jewelry arts, Diamond setting, model making, casting, finishing and fabrication. He has extensive experience in Die striking, and 3D CAD design. I like to blend old school craftsmanship with new age technology to create an out of the box style that is hopefully refreshing and empowering. The parent company of Steel Flame®, Elements has been in business for over 25 years. Elements has sold custom product through over 500 retailers nationally. We take pride in building everything here in the United States using quality materials from US suppliers.
"I started making knives in 1994 with the idea of creating blade ware that is simple, practical and efficient. I have been a full-time knifemaker since 2004. Keeping with the theme of practicality, I avoid large metal guards, bolsters and heavy pommels to keep the knives balanced and agile in the hand. Materials have been carefully selected to ensure optimal edge retention and low maintenance. Although the knives incorporate slim handle slabs to decrease unwanted bulk and weight, the handles contour the hand for a synergistic fit. I strive to hold myself to high quality and design standards and produce a knife that will invoke pride of ownership and at the same time perform the task that it was designed for with exceptional ease."
Bob Terzuola was born in Brooklyn, New York and attended New York University. Upon graduation in 1967 he went to Panama as a Peace Corps trainer and later became a jade carver and gemologist in the Motagua River Valley, Guatemala. In 1979, Terzuola began making knives and joined the Knifemakers' Guild in 1981 on an endorsement from Bob Loveless. Terzuola's first knives were fixed blade designs made for soldiers in Guatemala. Later that year moved to New Mexico and began making folding knives. Seeing a need for a knife that could be carried discreetly, he developed a model featuring black micarta for the scales and bead-blasted titanium bolsters. Innovations in desgin for which he coined the term "Tactical Knife". Bob attends many of the largest and well known custom knife shows across the world. Bob Terzuola Knives are known for their trademark design and high quality workmanship. Terzuola's most popular model is the ATCF, a folding knife design. This was his first tactical folding knife, although he also makes it with non-tactical materials. Other knife models that Bob Terzuola is popular for are the 3A, TT-1, Model 7, Eagle Rock 514, TTF3A, Model 26, Starmate, TTF3B, Pathfinder, Century Starfighter, Starmate, Battle Guard, TTF6, Model 18 Combat Master, WEE T, and Battle Mate, just to name a few. Bob Terzuola also designed a very popular knife for Spyderco, the SLIPIT. The SPLIT is made of the finest non-locking tactical folders on the market. Bob Terzuola has authored a book about the design of tactical knives named, 'The Tactical Folding Knife.' When you hear people say that Bob Terzuola literally wrote the book on tactical folding knives, he really did! Many custom tactical knifemakers have his book in their shop, and highly value his opinions and designs. Bob Terzuola has also authored articles about tactical knives and knifemaking for Blade, Soldier of Fortune and other publications.
Even though my knives are meant to be used, I don’t cut any corners in quality. Flashy, mirror polished display pieces aren’t really my bag. Not that I won’t try something different, I just feel a knife first and foremost is a cutting tool, and if it doesn’t do it well while remaining comfortable, then it’s not right and no amount of fancy materials or polish will ever fix that. Founder Patrick Doyle's interest in knives began at the age of 10. Around that time, he received a book called "How to make Knives" by Bob Loveless. He began by looking at the pictures inside the book, grabbed a file and went at it on the bench grinder. Needless to say, he didn't get too far at that point in time, but little did he know at that age, he was well on his way to perfection. Fast forwarding to his late 20's, Patrick's parents moved away, leaving a box behind filled with his old tools inside. Over time, he slowly accumulated even more tools and knowledge which lead him to purchasing a book titled "$50 Knife Shop" by Wayne Goddard. Starting right back up, Patrick began modifying old knives and re-handling them, with the determination to push further in his craft. Doyle Knives was born in 2011.
"I began making knives in the fall of 2004 due to the want for a better hunting knife. I started slow, with files and sandpaper, heat treating with a torch, and just making fixed blades. Eventually I got real tools and a grinder and learned how to use it, and Alan Folts taught me how to make my first linerlock. Soon after I got into folders, I took a liking to flippers and began to teach myself how to make them. I got to the point where they worked well, but weren't as fast as some other makers'. In 2006 I met Lee Williams and Matt Cucchiara, and they taught me how to do internal stops and perfect the detents of my knives. Since then it's been smooth sailing. Today, the majority of my knives are flippers, and I prefer them over all other types of folders for their ease of opening and their functionality allows me to express my creativity in new and interesting ways."
S.K. Knives is located in Bigfork, Montana. It is the work and determination of myself and my wife Malissa. I am a full-time knifemaker, husband and father of two awesome children. I built my first knife in 2000. I was determined to create my own hunting knife. Even before it was finished, I had realized that I had been bitten by the knife making bug. Soon after that fist knife was finished, I began building the knife I carried while performing my duties, as a Deputy Sheriff. Before long I was building knives for friends, relatives and co-workers. In 2001 I was introduced to the forge. I have been forging blades ever since. In late 2002 I began building my own Damascus. I did it the old fashioned way, using a variety of hammers and a 125 lb anvil. I learned many valuable lessons by building my Damascus this way, but was relatively limited in my pattern capabilities. In April of 2005 I completed my 50 ton hydraulic forging press and am now making an array of mosaic Damascus patterns. In June of 2008 I successfully passed my American Bladesmith Society, Journeyman Smith test. This accomplishment completed the next step in my continuing quest of making myself the best knife maker I can be. In 2009 I decided to fall back on my roots from 15 years of Law Enforcement experience. I began building more tactical style knives with a strong focus on folders. And an emphasis on what I would carry if I was still working the streets. Most of my tactical knives and folders are built with CPM-154 stainless blades, Titanium and composite handle materials.I believe that knives can be beautiful in appearance. But first and foremost, must be a functional tool. I strive to make my knives the toughest, best cutting tools possible. The standard I use is a combination of toughness, and edge holding ability, as well as ease of sharpening. I fully believe in and use the designs I produce. My knives are used in and subjected to one of the toughest environments in the Country, the Montana outdoors. Montana has some of the most severe weather challenges and the best sporting challenges anywhere. My knives have stood up to the challenges time and again. I also perform regular testing on the knives I build. Because of this philosophy, I limit myself to using a select few steels, that I have tested, time and again. Most of my straight steel working knives are built from 52100 or 1084 tool steel. I also use other steels such as CPM-154 when the need and function of the knife require a stainless steel blade. I build the majority of my straight laminate Damascus patterns from 1084 or 1080 and 15n20 with the occasional addition of that something special for added effect. I also build a variety of canned Damascus patterns which incorporate several different steels and shapes. This process provides some of the most unique and diverse patterns imaginable. I am very proud of the fact that I can claim sole proprietorship of my work. I do all of the work that goes into my knives. I perform all of my own heat treating, with differential edge quench being my choice for the majority of my knives. I am convinced that this provides the best combination of edge holding ability and toughness in most applications. Knife making is constantly changing and evolving. I am always trying and testing new products. I do this in an effort the learn all that I can about the craft I love. And, also to try and provide only the best possible products to my valued clients. I take tremendous pride in my work and craftsmanship. I will make every effort to satisfy every customer. All of my knives come with free lifetime sharpening and my personal guarantee against defects in quality and craftsmanship. I believe that Quality Should Last a Lifetime!