WhaT kind of steels do you work with?
I work with primarily Japanese laminated steels, three layer and multi layer. I also work with homogenous steels such as 1095, 1084, and W1. Occasionally I work with Damasteel and S30V.
what is suminagashi?
Suminagashi is a marbling look. When I had forge the multi layer laminated steel, the effect is a layered marbled look that is individual and unique,
how do I care for my knife?
Knives should be hand washed and dried after use. Avoid contact with other items to maintain the fine edge. Never put a knife in the dishwasher,
How should I sharpen my knife?
I suggest the use of a 1000 grit Japanese waterstone or something similar such as an oil whetsone. Never use a pull-thru or drag-thru commercially available sharpening device. While sharpening does take some knowledge and skill, it is extremely rewarding when you can learn it and get the most out of your knife.
what handle material do you use?
I prefer natural hardwoods such as desert ironwood, kingwood, and cocobolo. I also like working with stag antler. Occasionally I work with stabilized woods or micarta/G10.