I live in Park City, Kansas and am a machinist by trade. I started making knives 7 years ago so the common man could own a high quality knife, made in the USA. Something that doesn't cost him an arm and leg and is something to be proud of.
I don't think that a high quality knife should cost $500 or more. All of my knife materials are made in the USA. The heat treat is done by a local company Bodycote, they specialize in aerospace, so their process is precise.
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