If you are interested in a knife custom made by yours truly, please contact me.
I use O-1 tool steel so that every step of the process can be done in my humble garage, including heat treating. As a result the steel will most definitely patina and require light maintenance. Think of it like a leather wallet. The payoff is a blade that performs better, holds an edge longer, and sharpens easier than stainless blades. Knives are available in your choice of handle material. The blade can be finished in a rough satin, or my favorite, "Ol' Gregg", seasoned like a nasty cast iron skillet. Either way, they are made to be used hard.