Occasionally, a customer (who generally always become our friends) are given clearance to visit the Spork Cave - DS&S Tactical's main production facility, and "Black Helicopter Headquarters." Located deep beneath the New Mexico desert and patrolled by the fearsome Mime Squad and the massive sabertooth Cat-Dogs indigenous to the area, Spork Cave (or Sporkalot) is a sprawling matrix of tunnels reminiscent of a bad episode of Stargate SG-1.
Here with line-badges provided by Spork Central Processing and signed by Sporkgirl herself, our approved customers are given the opportunity to try their hand at the cutting-edge equipment used by DS&S to produce their legendary blades.
We make gear for legends ...
but sometimes we tell legends to get stuffed and make it themselves :)
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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.