Sam is the real deal. He may be very young, but he has the soul of a master of the dwarven forge. He is attentive to your needs to incorporate mods (within reason and safety concerns) with pictures and correspondence along every step of the manufacturing process. Kudos, Sam.
I purchased a knife from Sam that has a purple heart wood handle and I love it! I consider this knife to be a work of art by an American craftsman. It's stunningly beautiful and I am proud to own it. If you are looking for a functional, beautiful knife made by a true craftsman, look no further.
Sam has worked with me every step of the way on two different knives now. Every single detail was able to be worked out perfectly. A beautiful selection of handle scale wood and an excellent selection of mosaic pins. Also, beautiful leather work perfectly dyed to a deep, rich color. Keep up the good work Sam.
I was looking to buy a true hand forged blade to use as an every day carry. I saw one of Sam's blades and I had to have it. He was extremely professional, easy to work with, and very prompt. I received my blade and it exceeded all my expectations. His work shows that he truly loves what he does!