Deryk has been making knives for 15+ years. I first met him, and his lovely wife Jana, at one of the Eugene OR shows when he was specializing in Art Knives, and they were beautiful knives. However, more fitting to Deryk's lifestyle are the Tactical Knives and tools he now produces, when he is not traipsing off into the wilderness. Comments about his knives from Deryk on his website; "From the wilderness of Montana, to the summit of Denali, to Tikrit and Kandahar, our blades have served and endured in some of the harshest places on the planet. These environments demand evolution, and we have delivered. Our next-generation blade ware embodies this principle in simple, high-function designs, with durability and performance as primary objectives". Deryk's Trademark is - giving you the Evolutionary Edge™.