Where are your knives made?

All Dogwood Custom Knives are completely handmade by us in the USA.

 

Where can I purchase a Dogwood Custom Knife?

You can buy directly through us. Check availability here.

 

What is Heritage?

Heritage is the sister company of Dogwood Custom Knives. Heritage Knives are Mid-Tech knives based on Dogwood patterns but made in large batches to lower the price point.

 

What is the best grind for me?

There is not one perfect grind for your knife. Each grind has evolved to do a certain task or small group of tasks.  To this point and speaking in general terms here is a description of each grind we do.

  • Scandi Grind is great for wood carving.
  • Convex Grind is for chopping and cutting proteins.
  • Flat Grinds are the general purpose work horse of grinds, used in outdoor and kitchen knives.
  • High Flat Grinds are for slicing.
  • Micro Bevel can make an edge more robust and can help with sharpening,
  • Concave Grinds are for very fine work needing a very five edge like a razor or a scalpel

 

What is the difference between the types of steels you offer?

We now live on a world were stainless steels can have more carbon in them then traditional “hight carbon steels”.  Grain structure has changed and were resistance and toughness of blades.  We at Dogwood Custom Knives are constantly working with new different steel types and heat treat combinations to get the best properties for the task the knife was intended for.  

At this time we use CMP-154, CPM-s35vn, AEB-L, O-1

 

What types of handle materials do you offer?

We are always looking for new materials for our handles, but at this point we use the following materials:

  • G-10 is UV stable, resists acids and bases, impervious to water, very stable, comes in a wide verity of colors, heavy, usually lacks grain, low/no maintenance, and very strong.
  • Micarta is UV stable, resists acids and bases, impervious to water, very stable, easy to work with, has “grain” and texture,  weighs less then G-10, is low/no maintenance, color options are limited.
  • Stabilized Wood has all the beauty of wood, variety of colors, impervious to water, rot resistant, can be sensitive to extreme temps (heat), is easy to work with.
  • Wood is beautiful, classical/traditional, can showcase the skill of a maker, can be lighter then stabilized woods, G-10, and Micarta.  Wood needs maintenance and care due to the fact it will swell with moisture.
  • Firefly  IT GLOWS IN THE DARK, I MEAN REALLY GLOWS IN THE DARK! The glow will last 10 years and counting. It is UV resistant, resist acids and bases, impervious to water, very stable, low/no maintenance, come in a variety of colors, and easy to work with.
  • Bone is classic and elegant, polishes to a fine luster, porous, and requires maintenance.

Tell me more about Firefly!

Firefly is a proprietary material that Dan Eastland created when he became frustrated with the limitations of materials that were available on the market at the time.  By casting stabilized “glow stones” in epoxy, Dogwood can produce handles that are highly visible in full light and will glow in low and no light conditions, with the advantage of color options!    When exposed to 30 minutes of direct sunlight fire fly will produce 8+ hours of glow making it useful in virtually any situation.  Firefly is resistant to acid, base, water, UV, mold, rot, and mildew, making it an incredibly durable glow-in-the-dark material. Ongoing testing will determine the lifespan of Firefly, but it has already exceeded 10 years. If you are interested in purchasing Firefly in volume for uses aside from knife handles, please contact us at dan@dogwoodcustomknives.com.