I like knives since I was a child. I prefer classical forms of blades and handles.
I don’t forge myself as I don’t have facilities for it. I buy forgings according to the size of the future knife. I prefer working with steel by Bohler-Uddeholm, Crucibleindustries. I also like affordable metals: 95х18, х12mf, shkh15, di90mp. I like making full tangs. I also make hidden tang knives.
I use different materials for handles, both wood and tusk. For full tang I prefer to use synthetic materials: carbon, G10, micarta.
I sew leather sheath myself, but only for knives I made.