I recently added a new line of knives to Lee’s Cutlery web site. Texas based KNIVES RANCH KNIVES. I am very impressed with the quality of their knives. They offer a mix of fixed blade, folding knives, single & multi-blades & chef knives. They all come with a quality leather sheath. They are available at bargain prices
What’s most impressive is the Damascus steel they use. The Damascus is forged out of steel sheets of European grade AISI 1075 and AISI 4340 steel. They start with 11 sheets of those 2 steels The stack is then heated and hammer forged. This process is repeated 4 times to get 176 layers of high quality Damascus steel. Each blade is then carefully heated to 1560 degree Fahrenheit then oil quenched and tempered to achieve hardness above 56 on Rockwell scale.
The knives are then custom made using different handle material such as bone, stag, India Rosewood, Ram Horn, etc. Unique file work is added to most of the folders. Fit and finish is excellent. Check out the video showing one of their knives cutting steel hooks.