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.

Field kit

Unlike common survival kits this kit contains high-end components that can last a long time in the field, and is intended for hard use. It consists of:
- Custom size, medium Spyderco ceramic hone in rubber tube, approximately 100 mm x 25 mm x 12 mm.
- Maratac Screwkey, phillips and straight, with stainless 34 mm McGizmo clip.
- SERE compass, a dry, brass compass with a diameter of 25 mm with a braided nylon line.
- Light My Fire FireSteel Army with 40 cm 550 FireCord and stainless 34 mm McGizmo clip.
- Fatwood to be used as tinder.
- Steel tin, 108 mm x 79 mm x 25 mm.
In addition to protection, the rubber tube the hone is supplied in can be used as underlay when using the hone on a flat surface to increase the friction. The nails is to support the hone on a rougher wooden surface, like a log. The stone is used dry to save time and water compared with water stones. The McGizmo clips are intended to secure keys and FireSteel in the pocket.