My interest in knives are primarily the technical aspect with focus on functionality and mechanical properties as toughness and wear resistance. To achieve excellence in my knives I use the optimum materials for knives available today, and I have access to heat treatment practices unavailable for most knifemakers.

My background as a metallurgist gives me an understanding of materials beyond that of most. This is a great resource in most parts of knife making, especially in material selection and heat treatment. There is a vast number of steels on the marked, and those considered the best are in most cases not. To evaluate and choose materials you have to understand how the steel is affected by the composition and heat treatment.


This is a heavy tool made on special order for chopping in the wintertime in Norway. The blade is 10 inches long (25 cm) and over ¼ inch thick. The handle is black canvas micarta with titanium tubing. The sub hilt was added to ensure a strong grip and give some variability on the hold. It can either be between the middle finger and the ring finger, or between the index finger and the middle finger to get more leverage.