Frequently Asked Questions
How do you make your knives?
I utilize a combination of hand-forging and stock removal with a focus on hand-forged work.
Can I put my knife in the dishwasher?
You can, but don't expect a polite response if you do. Carbon steel has no business in the dishwasher. Minimal care keeps the blade clean and corrosion-free.
What do you recommend for edge maintenance?
A treated leather strop. White or green compounds work beautifully depending on personal preference.
Do you make folders?
I do make folding knives and razors from time to time, but only when the mood strikes me. Folding knives are not available for custom order.
Do you use waterjet services/stamping/CNC/third party heat treatment/laser engraving?
No. I do not employ any computerized processes in my work for any purposes other than communication. Personalization options outside of engraving are available.
Do all knives include sheaths?
All tactical and outdoor knives come with thermoform sheaths on the house that are fully compatible with standard milspec carry systems. Saya(wooden cases) for kitchen knives are available upon request.
Do you make left-handed sheaths?
Yes, left-handed sheaths are available upon request.
Do you make leather sheaths?
No. I leave that to my leatherworking friends. If you're looking for a leather sheath, feel free to ask and I'll be happy to recommend a professional leatherworker for you.
I have _____ that I'd like to use as a handle material/blade steel. Will you use it for me?
In most cases, no. But it never hurts to ask.
I have a knife design in my head that I'd like to see made. Will you do it for me?
I will consult with you at no cost on custom designs. If your design includes elements that I do not utilize in my work, I will let you know.
I live in New York. How do I carry my Interrogator without raising alarm?
NYC knife laws are among the most ridiculous on the planet. Inside the five boroughs, your Interrogator is fully legal to carry only when fully concealed. Even the heel of a knife sticking out of your pocket can get you arrested. Personally, I recommend a vest-carry option or an inside-the-waistband system. As with any concealed weapon, it is your responsibility to make sure you're not printing.
I live near you! Can I come visit your shop?
While I wouldn't mind the occasional visitor, my shop is not open to the public due to insurance reasons. High-heat, sharp tools, toxic dust, etc.