Sean O'Hare is owner and operator of OHare Knives. Sean has been making handcrafted custom knives since 2001 moving to full time knife making in early 2009. He strives to make each of his handmade knives with a clean well thought out design that is both great looking but also very functional. All his knives are built to last a lifetime.
At present his custom knives are all stock removal using mostly flat grinding. He strives to ensure that the materials used will best suit the intended tasks for a given knife. Typical steels used are CPM S30V, D2, O1, or Damasteel (Stainless Damascus) as these steels are of excellent quality and well suited to handmade custom knives. Additionally CPM154CM and RWL-34 have recently been added to the line of steels and are offered on all knife designs.
For handle material Stabilized Woods, G10, and Micarta are used on most custom knives but also Mammoth Ivory, Water Buffalo Horn, or Giraffe Bone can be ordered. Arizona Desert Ironwood has also been added to the inventory and although not stabilized it is hard! Sean does his best to use handle materials that not only look great but will stand the test of time.