I am the happy owner of three (next month to be five) Madpoets. My most spectacular piece is seen at http://www.angelfire.com/mn/madpoet/gallery.html
, the top two pictures. Mel's name of the 'Edge' seems appropriate, as it was made for an Edgeworth 
Another of my pieces is at http://www.angelfire.com/mn/madpoet/images/texbow02.jpg
, the Texas bowie (my only handmade, vs. custom made).
My third piece is a design similar to the Persian Fighter on the same page. My blade, however, is of D-2, about 5", and specifically designed as a kitchen paring knife. It is appropriately named the 'onion slayer', for the tactical usage for which it was designed. And although I've only had it for around 3 months, there's been many an onion laid low by this ferocious weapon (also several chickens, pork roasts, tomatos, potatos, etc.).
Unfortunately, one of the things I like best about the Madpoet knives isn't visible on any kind of picture, and that's the very comfortable and secure grips he makes. For smaller knives I don't really like guards, as it makes some uses of the knife very awkward (such as using it on a cutting board, as the guard keeps you from using much of the blade). I have also, unfortunately, had a couple of (fortunately minor) accidents where my hand slipped down a little too far when using a wet or slippery blade. I was therefore very pleased with the solid feel of the Madpoet kitchen knife even when it was pretty well coated with pork fat! Similarly, the 'Edge' handle (the big 18" weed-whacker) is quite different in design than the kitchen knife, but feels quite secure when chopping through 2 x 4s. Somehow, the handles just fit my hand well without being at all clunky.
I particularly like the design experience with Mel. In e-mail discussions, you (the customer) make odd and impractical requests in the design. Mel very gently takes your design goal and explains that there may be a better way to accomplish you purpose. I have several handmade knives, and they're very nice indeed. But there's just something about a real 'custom' knife, where you've put your own thoughts and desires into the product, that must be experienced to be appreciated.
Mel produced my first 'custom' knife, and I'm hooked. He's got some pretty good prices, and would be a good - and fairly inexpensive - way to dip your toes into the 'custom' rather than handmade, arena.