Thank you for your interest in OX Forge Knives.
Having hand-crafted knives since 1977, I hope to be able to offer you a piece of cutlery
that will meet your exact needs. Every blade leaving my shop comes with a guarantee
of complete customer satisfaction. As a full time bladesmith this is important to
Since marketing my first knives in 1978, I have come to favor forging as my method
of fabrication. My steel of choice is 52100, a high carbon bearing alloy with 1 1/2%
chromium and 1% carbon. When properly forged and heat treated, 52100 yields a blade
with superb edge holding qualities, yet it can be re-sharpened quite easily.
Presented below are just a few examples of the custom work I can offer. In
addition to blades forged in 52100, I have forged my own pattern welded Damascus steel
since 1984. This ancient material offers its own unique properties and every blade
is truly one of a kind.
I am at your service, and forging ahead,
Charles F Ochs III