I got the nickname Doc in the US Navy serving with the USMC. I was attached to 2/4, 2nd ANGLICO, 2nd Tanks and 3rd Force Recon among other units, I spent 23 years on the Ambulance as a Paramedic and at the same time was a contract instructor for the US Army and PSD team member. All of that background gave me some appreciation for knives. But the biggest thing that helped me in my design and appreciation of knives has been my being an avid outdoors man since I can remember. My days after Jr High when I wasn't working were spent in the woods until well after dark. I tried to raise my kids the same way.
All of this means nothing other than it has given me a appreciation of good, durable gear and what works and doesn't work in the real world.
Chad Nichols once told me simple is the hardest thing for men to do. We always feel it needs more. Would work better if....
I do my best to keep it simple. Simple doesn't mean it can't be dressy but even when dressy I try to keep it uncluttered.
We source and use the best materials available. example...I only buy my 1095 from one source because their steel consistently reaches a higher rockwell after quench.
We are as precise as we know how to be in all aspects of the knife making craft. From forging, to drilling to heat treat we provide the same level of attention to detail to each aspect of building your knife.
I expect when I send a knife out to a customer that that customer will end up passing that knife down to their grand children. That kind of longevity is built into each knife. If you give it just a little bit of care it will last longer than you will.
Thank you for taking the time to read a little about our thoughts on knife making.