Behind The Scenes

I firmly believe in complete transparency and sharing my knowledge whenever possible. To that end I hold no 'trade secrets' and make detailed videos showing all the stages in making my knives. These videos let my customers see exactly how their knives are made, and show just how much work goes into the process and into each knife!

See how the Resolute MkIII blade is made:

The Resolute MkIII blade starts as a blank of A2 tool steel, and then goes through dozens of CNC machining and hand-finishing operations to produce the final finished blade. The use of CNC milling allows me to achieve tight tolerances and exacting shapes that are simply not possible when working completely by hand. 


See how the Resolute MkIII handle is made:

The Resolute MkIII handle is carefully laminated together from different colored G10 sheets using marine-grade epoxy, then CNC machined to the exact design that I want. CNC machining the handle scales allows me to replicate the subtle handle contours perfectly every single time which ensures grip comfort.


2015 Workshop Tour:

Every year I try to put together a workshop tour so that my customers can see the space I work from. My 500 square foot workshop is dominated by the Fadal VMC10 Vertical Machining Center (CNC) that sits in the rear of the shop. Arrayed around the rest of the shop you can find the various other tools that I use for different stages of my knifemaking. Each station is optimized so that I can find the tools I need when I need them and minimize wasted time and mistakes.

For many more videos detailing all the parts of the process for making and developing my knives, you can visit my YouTube channel:

Gough Custom YouTube Channel