These American made knives are the result of Wayne Barton’s many years’ experience in the field of chip carving. The blades are made from a high carbon steel for strength, durability, and to hold a razor edge longer. The handles are ergonomically shaped to fit the carver’s hand, providing superior control of the blade and reducing hand fatigue. The slightly rounded configuration is extremely comfortable to hold, yet retains enough rectangular shape to provide the orientation that is so essential to maintaining the proper angle to the work. Factory Edge.