Kirby Lambert is one the top makers on custom tactical knife scene, he is a member of the TKI (Tactical Knife Invitational) group of makers and Kirby sells his knives via lottery at the shows he attends. Kirby says the following regarding his knife making philosophy; " I believe that in order to make a superior knife you must use superior materials. That is why I work with top grade, high-tech materials. The steels I generally use in my folders and fixed blades are CPM S30v, CPM 154 CM, BG-42, and Damasteel. The handle materials I mostly use range from G-10, Micarta, and carbon fiber to mother of pearl and fossilized mammoth ivory. I exclusively use 6al/4v titanium for the liners in my folders. I mostly make my bolsters from materials such as 6al/4v titanium, damascus, carbon fiber, Timascus or mokume. I am constantly striving for perfection in creating, for what I feel is one of the highest quality knives on the market today."