AA forge custom knives
Handcrafted in the u.s.a.
How long is your wait list?- As of 8/13/16 the wait is about 4-6 months.
What grind would you most recommend for bushcraft?- I prefer the convex and scandivex for most bushcraft tasks. The convex is a better do it all grind while the scandivex is a little better at carving. Both can easily be maintained in the field with a good strop. The flat scandi works well too, but is not as good at other tasks as the scandivex with about the same carving ability.
How would you recommend sharpening my knife?- I recommend using a strop to keep it sharp. It's the old saying; "A knife should be sharpened once and honed for a lifetime" . Now if you do need to sharpen it I recommend using a good pair of oil or water stones. One to sharpen, and one to refine the edge before stroping for the final polish.
Do you do your own Heat Treat?- Yes, I heat treat all of my high carbon steel blades to a 58-59 RC. Now I do note that I do not have a Rockwell tester, but I have worked out a good heat treat recipe that gives me very good results. I also send my blades out here and there to have them check for hardness to be sure I'm on the mark. I send my stainless steel blades to Peters Heat Treat.
Do you make more orders or do you make more available?- I do a mix of both so that there is always some on hand for those who don't like to wait for months. Custom Orders are for those who don't see just what they want and don't mind the wait.