About the Maker
Crusader Forge (Trident Knives)
Crusader Forge Knives are custom tools designed and hand made by Maciej Szczerbiak. Custom knife maker since 1996. Maciej has been in the Special Operations field since 1989. His experience includes working with numerous high risk security units in Europe, the Middle East and the US. He is an internationally certified Yacht Helmsman, with maritime background including Trans Atlantic and Pacific Racing. Maciej is also a nationally certified Law Enforcement Sniper Instructor, NASTI certified SWAT Rappel Master, Certified Diver and an EMT, wilderness medicine instructor, currently volunteering his services as a Fire Chief for Dammeron Valley Fire and Rescue. Working as a Range Master for one of the biggest US based Firearms Training Schools. Maciej trained over 12,500 military, law enforcement, federal and civilian students in the fields of Rapid Deployment, Precision/Counter Sniper Operations and Force on Force Training . Unique experience as an operator as well as an instructor allows Maciej to gain knowledge and understanding of practical design and deployment of Tactical Edged Tools. All Crusader Forge Knives are made from CPM S30V Stainless Steel. CPM S30V is a martensitic stainless steel designed to offer the best combination of toughness, wear resistance and corrosion resistance. Its chemistry has been specially balanced to promote the formation of vanadium carbides which are harder and more effective than chromium carbides in providing wear resistance. CPM S30V offers substantial improvement in toughness over other high hardness steels such as 440C and D2, and its corrosion resistance is equal to or better than 440C in various environments. The CPM process produces very homogeneous, high quality steel characterized by superior dimensional stability, grind ability, and toughness compared to steels produced by conventional methods.