what goes into it

our knife steel
 
W2-  a very high carbon/vandium alloy known for it's fine grain sturcture and hamon activity. this is our standard and one of the best knife steels available.
 
san mai- japanese for "3 layers", combines a tough structural iron outer jacket forged around a high carbon W2 inner core for maximum durability.

Damascus- multiple dissimilar high carbon steels stackedforged and twisted into one harmonious 200-400 layer material with unique patterning.

reclaimed mill saw- high carbon/nickel alloy cut and forged from salvaged industrial saw blades. 
metallurgically tested for proper crafting.
handle options are limitless but here are some examples of materials that come through the shop 
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