Depending from the design, shape, model and decoration it takes long time from beginning to final stage to be produced a custom art knife. It starts with designers, who make the sketches of the new knife and invent and develop the concept; then the draft design is submitted to a collection examination by the art council. The model is manufactured of plasticizer for making article prototype. When the knife maker comes up with a successful specimen model, he endeavors to develop several ornamentation options for it. The fertile creative fantasy of the artist gives rise to a great variety of works of art.
A high skilled craftsmen work with metal and wood to manufacture the blade, grip and scabbard and when the article is ready, the blade is polished and sharpened. The blades are made from high-grade stainless steel or from Damascus steels. The finished article is then brought to other workshop for discussion. The article is dismantled into components. Professional knife makers, engravers, artists, polisher, and jewelers are supervised by the designer of the custom knife and perform all the ornamentation and related task - knife engraving, nickel-plating, gilding, final burnishing.