Materials / Design       
Here are few questions that will need answering:
 
 What is the intended use?
What blade shape do you prefer?
How long do you want the blade to be?
What finish do you want your blade to have.
What handle materials do you want?
How large do you want the handle?
 
Choose your Blade material       
 
There are many diffrent steels that are suitable for knife making. the ones I list are steels I have used before and trust. If your preferred blade steel is not listed below, I can get whatever you require from my suppliers.
 
 Carbon Steel               
 
 1084, 1095, 5160
Great edge holding, strength, and toughness.
will require some up keep to prevent rusting.
 
Stainless steel                
 
 440C, 154cm, cpm154
Excellent edge holding, toughness, and corrosion resistance
 
Damascus or Pattern Welded Steel                

Made of many layers of different steels, fused together at very high temperatures. The resulting bar or billet is often twisted, folded, cut and re-stacked, etc to manipulate the resulting patterns. the more elaborate the pattern the more beautiful and expensive the steel. Damascus has all the properties of the original metals and the beauty of nothing else in the world - because each blade is one of a kind
 
Laminated Steel or San Mai                
 
 Made in a similar process as Damascus but with no folding or twisting.
High Carbon down the center with iron, softer steel, or Damascus on the outsides. The beauty of the metal plus the great edge holding, strength, and toughness of high carbon where it is needed - at the edge.
 
 
 Choose Your Handle Material

Micarta / G10                
 
 A composite of burlap, linen, denim, canvas, paper, or carbon fiber impregnated with resin. contrasting colors or textures can be used to create interesting patterns in the finished handle.
Thin layers of G10 can be included in your handle as liners. Sandwiched between whatever handle material you choose, and the tang, to provide contrast or a pop of color.
 
 Dymondwood / Pakawood                
 
Made in a similar process as Micarta. This material is composed of thin layers of wood, bonded together using resin. It is very strong and stable ranging in colors and patterns from natural looking wood to layers of wild colors.
 
Wood                
 
Natural and traditional, Walnut, Maple, Cocobolo, Bocote, Ironwood and many other domestic and exotic hardwoods. 
 
Stabilized Wood                

Real wood treated with polymers for added strength. Dye can be added to the polymers for added visual impact.
Domestic and exotic hardwoods and burl wood
 
Antler /Horn                  
 
Natures other great handle materials.
Antlers are found on members of the deer family and are made from the same material as bone. Antlers are shed annually and re-grown each year. Horn Is found on animals such as Buffalo, Oxen, Sheep, and many other animals. Horn is made from a material similar to fingernails and hair. Horns are not naturally shed by the animal.
Both Antler and horn can make beautiful functional handles.
 
 Fossil Ivory               
 
The term "Fossil Ivory" refers to Materials that are over 100 years old and are often several hundred to several thousand years old. While not practical for hard use knives it can be found in high end art/display/kitchen knives. Fossil Ivory comes in colors ranging from dark browns to light cream with the most prized pieces having shades of blue and or green. Common fossil Ivorys are Mammoth, Mammoth tooth, Walrus, Oosic.
 
 Designs               
 
 I strive to make all my knives as original as possible. Slight differences in shape, grind and handle materials from knife to knife make each one unique. However knives have been around for thousands of years and there are very few usable designs that have not been used in one way or another .See the photo gallery for some of my designs as well as pictures of my finished work.
 
If you have a design you would like to have made,by all means show me what you have in mind. If the design is feasible then I can make your knife.
 
I will not make a copy or reproduction of another maker's work.
 
Embellishments 
 
Little design features that turn a nice tool into functional art. 
Decorative filework, Mosaic pins, G10 handle liners, Bolsters, Swedge grinds and much more  

 
Leather Sheaths               
 
A plain leather sheath is included on any non kitchen knife.
A tooled leather sheath is Available upon request.
 
 Sharpening               
 
 I will re-sharpen any of my knives at no cost, however I do ask that you pay for all shipping costs for this service.
I will also sharpen knives that I did not make but charge $2.50 per inch of blade length for the service.