Using the stock removal method, I will use just about anything the customer wants. CPM powdered steels (cpm 154), CM 154, or Swedish Powdered Damascus and 416 Stainless for all my Bolsters. Mainly full tangs with file work on top with matching Danguler bead. For all my fixed blades I hand make, hand tool, and hand sew a 6-7 oz or 8-9 oz cowhide sheath. Click here for leatherwork.