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The look and feel of a knife is a great reason for choosing a custom knife.
Different how? It may be the shape of the blade or the handle.
The type of handle material can be very distinctive.
When you choose wood, horn, or other natural material, each piece is “one of a kind”.
The blade may have a look that is unique due to its shape or thickness.
It may be that you want a knife whose fit and finish is more appealing.
Custom knives offer you the opportunity to get just the right weight and balance.
One of the great pleasures in purchasing a custom knife is picking it up and feeling it was made for your hand.
The shape of the handle may seem generic but when you pick up several knives of the same type you will find that there are subtle differences. A custom knife offers the opportunity to pick what suits you as an individual.
Makers generally select steels that are specific to a particular use of the knife.
Many of these steels are difficult to work and finish to the exacting levels you can expect from a custom knife, which is reflected in the cost of the knife.
When new steels become available, it is the custom makers that bring them to the attention of the mass market.
A quest for better edge retention is a driving force in the world of the custom knife.