Our Team

What We Believe

Three new DS&S knives - (left) the U.S. Navy CQBT with 2nd Gen self-draining, ported handles; (right) The Ghost CQBT with solid Designer G10 handle slabs in shades of grey and an urban digital sheath; (top) the Raven Black - ultimate conceal / utility.

We believe in our great country and we believe in freedom.


We believe in our servicemen and women, and we want them to have the best gear money can provide - not some "low-bidder" junk some pinhead politician thinks they should carry.


So we make our items by hand, with attention given to details often missed by others, because they lack the necessary field experience, imagination and skills to know what works and what's needed - and to bring those ideas into the light of the real world.


We make impossible gear for impossible situations. We do this for our greatest friends - because they are out there in the bad places, holding back the darkness for us all.


At DS&S, we make gear for legends.

Our Plan

Some of the new offerings by DS&S. Top is the CQBT-Bassett; Second from top is the new Combat Controller; Right: our "LEAF"; Bottom: The Trinity Boot Knife and the Trinity X Advanced Combat Knife.

Our plan is to avoid living under a bridge with all of our belongings in a shoebox. But shit happens, so we're preparing for everything. Our plan does not include having to live in some post-apocalyptic hell after the Earth is hit by an asteroid. Bruce Willis is on speed-dial for that, even though he is getting a bit old to manage all that saving-the-world stuff.


Our plan does not include starring in a cooking show on television - or appearing on QVC. We'll take the whole "end-of-world" scenario before that. Our plan does not include griffons or unicorns or wizards, so don't even ask.


We plan to make lots of knives.
We plan to sell lots of knives.
But that plan doesn't involve shitheads.
So if you are a shithead, piss-off.


We plan to make and sell lots of knives, but we don't plan to involve weird foreign countries. Some foreign countries aren't weird. Those are our allies and we like them. The other ones may be lovely places with fun and interesting people - but we don't like those telephone answering services that connect to those countries for technical support issues. That's a huge turn-off.


Screw 'em. To a tank tread if necessary.

What's Important to Us

HINT: we're way-less about the "science" here at DS&S. In fact, at least one of us got a failing grade by Mr. Weintraub in High School, causing an immediate decision to join the military to be a bit more than rushed.

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.




5-13 Months


(yep. We are that busy)


Troops come first.


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