Contact us for a printable gift-certificate. It is easy. Send us a message for what you want to spend and we will send you a PayPal invoice. The invoice will have the directions necessary to complete the transaction with any credit card. Once we have confirmation of funds, you will be sent this numbered gift certificate with the individual's name, and the amount they can spend. The certificate number will be registered here at DS&S, with the person's name, so there's no worry about the gift getting lost. The gift certificate once purchased, can be used anytime. Owner of the certificate may contact us by e-mail to make the necessary requests for engraving / special treatment for their personal knife.
For those interested, our knives feature a zero-grind style at between 7.5 and 11 degrees. We do each of these completely by-hand and by-eyeball. There are no jigs at work here. Our grinder
features a ten-inch wheel with a variable speed controller - and we run it at high pressures with a 70 duro contact wheel and 2 inch x 72-inch blaze ceramic belts.
We do not, however, weigh our knives. If you are worried about how much they weigh, you must be preparing to take them into space. Hope you have a good trip.
Our steels have been LaTrobe Dura Tech 20CV, ELMAX, M390, CTS-204P, Z-FINIT Nitrogen Steel, CPM-20CV and a couple in N690 and Cowry X. We are always experimenting - and always looking for new materials and treatments.
Our coatings are also specialized stuff: We use Black-T and Black Diamond DLC. Our blades are sent out to those two companies to accomplish that work, depending on the requirements of the project.
We do all our own firing and cryo work. Everything by-hand and by-heart.
FOR KNIFE BUILDS...
(yep. We are that busy)
Troops come first.