High Sierra Tool is based in Mammoth Lakes California. We make custom knives and tools with lifetime warranties. Our tools are all fully hand crafted and made from quality materials to suit your specifications. Our knives are made from CPM S30V and CPM S35VN stainless steel hardened to about Rockwell 61. If you have a different steel in mind let us know. All our knives are cryo treated and triple tempered. Handle material is also up to you but we prefer g10 for most applications.
When it comes down to it there is nothing like a good tool. We love to see an idea come to life and will work with you to make sure you love the tool you carry.
I grew up running around the woods of West Virginia and dreaming of stories like My Side of the Mountain and movies like Jeremiah Johnson, The Wilderness Family, and The Hunted. When I was 14 I made my first steel blade; I heated some mild steel with a torch and pounded out my shape. Talk about a rough looking piece. I played around with it for a few months and forgot about it. Then a few years back I lost a really good knife and began the search for something new. After countless hours searching I finally decided I was just going to make one. Seven knives later I had something I felt like carrying. I would get comments and questions about it and I would tell people I made it. It didnít take long before someone asked how much I sold them for. I started thinking and I came to the conclusion that making knives was something I wanted to do.
Now, thanks to the support and enthusiasm of my parents, friends, and customers like Sean Frank at LAPG, I can pursue what Iím passionate about: making knives.