Terms of Service & Life Cycle
With proper care and maintenance any SH9 tool should last multiple lifetimes. As with sharpening, I will refurbish anything I make for the cost of shipping both ways.
This is a highly subjective question. It depends primarily on the use / abuse to which the blade is subjected. Under normal use conditions you should expect anything I make to do as well or better than any similarly designed tool.
Forge & Stock Removal
First the difference between the two. Simply put, forging is the process of heating and beating a piece of steel into the shape of the tool you want and generally includes some grinding to finish. Stock removal is taking a piece of steel and systematically removing all the material that is not the tool you want, like Michelangelo’s David, I simply remove everything that isn’t the end tool. Both methods require a quench and temper cycle (heat treat) following the shaping process. This step is still the most crucial in ensuring a quality tool from the selected steel.
Military & First Responder Discount
All active duty service members, veterans and first responders may receive a 10% discount upon checkout using the code they qualify for at checkout: