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.


The SERE has a blade length of 11.5 cm and a total length of 23.5 cm. The blade is made of A8-mod hardened to 60 HRC and is approximately 5 mm thick. It is a slightly wider version of the Survival with a larger guard for better protection against slippage. The handle material is either black G-10, green canvas micarta or turbax. It can be supplied with a kydex sheath or a custom modular leather sheath from Wolf Wind Leatherworks.