I has been an honor over the years to have my handmade knives go on deployment with many of our armed forces.
Each and every deployment knife is special. Many are ordered by fathers for their sons and daughters that are scheduled to deploy. Wanting their children to have a “Good Solid Knife” to carry with them. I understand this sentiment and have a special commitment to make them a dependable knife that can also be a link to home.
Each handmade knife I produce for deployments is made of thick (up to 1/4″), proven tool steel (such as D2, A2, or 154cpm). The guard is pinned to the knife, then silver soldered for a positive connection to the knife blade. The knife handles are made from only dense waterproof materials and not only glued to the knife but bolted on using Loveless Bolts.
This same handmade knife is also a favorite with first responders and you might even find it with Homeland Security (but that’s another story).