All Rodrigue Knives come with a numbered Certificate of Origin and will be repaired or resharpened free of charge for the lifetime of the knife. If the knife is damaged from abuse, or purpose not intended, the knife will be repaired if possible for a fee. ( shipping charges may apply)
Using a propane forge and a combination of air hammer and hydraulic press, steels are stacked, folded, and welded, to produce various damascus patterns.
My blades are heat treated in a salt bath and tempered to finish with a rockwell hardness in the range of 58-64C, depending on the intended use of the knife. Some steels will benefit from a cryogenic cycle to extract top performance.
The materials used will be a ATS34, 154CM, CPM154, S30V, S35VN, Damasteel, and occasionally, steels from other makers. Forged high carbon steel, steel cable, and my own damascus patterns consisting of 15N20 and 1084.
A hand rubbed finish is the preferred finish, whether semi satin, satin, or even a mirror finish upon request. Blades are ground with the intended use in mind. Sporting knives using flat grinds, with convex edges. As well as full or partial convex grind on certain kitchen knives.
Choosing a handle material that balance’s function with the intended use of the knife, is essential. Fully stabilized burls or exotic woods, compliment the use of many knives, however, for everyday use, synthetics such as G-10, carbon fibre or Micarta are used on folders, some sporting and kitchen knives .
Highly polished nickel/silver or brass, mokume, mammoth ivory or mammoth tooth can be used as accent on handles to truly customize the look of your knife. For something a little more high end, Mother of Pearl, various gemstones, and some ivory’s can be sourced.
Knife care instructions are provided with a Certificate of Origin for each knife that leaves my shop.