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.

Chopper V2

This is a lighter version of the chopper that combines good cutting ability and light weight. The blade is 25 cm (10 inches) long and 5 mm (0.2 inches) thick, and total length is 38 cm (15 inches). It’s made of A8-mod. Available with micarta or G-10 handle.