Shawn McIntyre offers his clients around the world a selection of handle materials that rival anyone in custom knives. Shawn is an ABS Master Smith! Hardwoods, Stag, Horn and Ivory make up the majority of his handle materials. I have also received some knives with handles that were made for the roots of trees which were stunning. Shawn uses most of the same high carbon steels that most of the ABS makers uses. His favorite seems to be 1070. It is in Shawn’s Damascus where you really see his ability with steel. His standard pattern Damascus is beautiful; however, it is his Mosaic Damascus blades that are really something to behold. As for guards and other hardware, Shawn primarily uses Stainless Steel and Damascus.
Robertson’s Custom Cutlery is your source for custom knives from today’s leading custom knife makers. We only feature the highest quality knives at value prices. Our custom fixed and folding knife selection includes tactical fixed and folding knives, presentation fixed and folding knives, bowies, hunters and skinners, and a large selection of forged blades. Les Robertson, author and owner of Robertson’s Custom Cutlery, is also a Field Editor for Blade Magazine and an instructor at Blade University. If you have questions about the content in this article or about any knife or maker on our website, you can contact Les directly at email@example.com or (706) 650-0252.