The focus of my knife making
Every knife I make is designed and build to be used. In my opinion a knife should
function well and secondly look good. This goes for my hard use knives and the one
of a kind customs. I focus mainly on two categories of knives: Hard Use Knives and
one of a kind Bowie and Hunting blades. Occasionally I venture out to folding knives
Hard Use Knives
I would describe hard use knives as general purpose knives that are build to withstand
some “abuse”. They are knives that should not fail you when you need them the most.
In my opinion these knives are the hardest to make and demand all the know how of
the knifemaker. In order to make sure that the knives meet or exceed my expectations,
I do a lot of testing. My testing is done on three levels:
Competing in BladeSports gives me the opportunity to try different steels, edge geometries
and constructions in a situation where a knife is used pretty hard. Any weak spot
will appear almost immediately.
- Destruction testing
Every model (or when a change is made to a model), will be tested until it breaks.
Some people find this silly, but I want to know what the limit for that particular
model is and where I might be able to improve upon.
- Individual knife
Every individual knife is tested for edge retention, point strength and flexibility.
In the near future a detailed explanation will be available.
I offer three different models in this category:
Bull Shark: Practical blade in two sizes (S - M) made using the Stock Removal
method. Blades are made out of 1.2510 (O1) and feature micarta/rubber grips.
Krebbekx: A very fluent and curvy design, forged out of 1.2510 (O1) or 1.3505
(Ball Bearing steel), using a half integral build up.
Orbis: Using the bowie knife as a starting point, the Orbis series is designed
to be used hard. This series will be forged out of one piece of 1.2510 (O1) or 1.2550,
making use of the half integral construction. First models expected January 2011.
One of a kind customs
Besides the Hard Use Knife series, I will be making damascus and mono steel Bowies
and hunting knives. These blades will be unique in design and materials. I do not
take orders in this category because this limits my creativity.