Other than stainless blades, all ELEE knives are hand forged, including the making of damascus steel. The materials are hand picked for every single knife. Currently a member of the American Bladesmith Society, and soon will be testing for Journeyman Smith. I make knives of several styles, but my favorite thing to do is make a knife exactly to a customer's specifications. "Custom" is my passion. See the order form if you have something in mind.