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Having produced knives for nearly two decades, trying most
every avenue, and material available, I personally believe
that the toughest, best cutting knives can only be produced
through the proper forging and heat treatment of the chosen
steel. Rather than try to impress people by offering
every type of blade steel under the sun, I choose to work
with what I know (52100, 5160, and 1084 for
"working grade" blades). These steels have proven they
possess the durability, and toughness, as well as the
ease of sharpening that are a must. This way I can
constantly seek improvement without having to "start over"
each time I produce a blade. Damascus
(1080/15N20) steel is my choice for the majority of my
"Collector Grade" pieces. I offer a wide variety of
this material, from barstock
for other knifemakers , to exotic patterned mosaic
pieces for the discerning patron. I also believe in testing
and using what I produce, and routinely will carry a new
design for several months prior to offering it to the
public. In today's world, far too many claim their
product is the best, with nothing to base these claims upon.
A knife is first and foremost a tool! Through destructive
testing, and using the designs I produce, I have full
confidence in the performance claims I make, and fully back
my product. Each knife that leaves my shop must first pass
my standards for toughness and edge retention.
Knifemaking is an ever evolving vocation. I am
constantly trying new materials, techniques, and patterns in
order to offer my clients the very best!
would rather explain price, than apologize for Quality!"
Ed Caffrey, ABS
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