Simonich knives

Jan 19, 1999
Just wanted to let you all know about the great service I've received so far from Rob Simonich. I emailed him regarding a Cetan Tanto that I wanted made in D2 with a flat grind and green and black micarta handles. He very promptly responded back to me regarding my request with price, wait time and other requested information. I then emailed him with some other info and he responded right back! It took me a week of Sundays to get things straight with a few other people I've dealt with. I've sometimes waited weeks to get a response to questions to other dealers and makers. I'm pretty darn happy to have gotten my questions answered so quickly! My order is in and I can hardly wait!!



Rob is a real pleasure to deal with and his quality is top notch too! I wish I could have talked you into going for a few more bucks and trying the knife in Talonite rather than D2, not that there is anything wrong with D2 at all. Talonite is a super edge holding non-corrosive cobalt alloy. Rob made the Wambli (a stretched Cetan) for me in Talonite. The Cetan tanto is also available in Talonite as well. Either way, great choice on a knife and great maker to create it for you. You'll be well pleased!


Keep yer powder dry and cutters hair poppin' sharp!

My encounter with Rob has also been very pleasant. He has been very helpful in answering my queries and providing useful information very promptly. And guess what, I haven't even placed an order with him yet and that shows he is really serious in getting the right product for the customer.

I think I'll send in my order soon. :)

I agree wholeheartedly, Rob is a pleasure to deal with, I'm waiting for mine too. I like his website too, but the "Parasite" feature is really neat. Check it out if you've not been there.
Not only is Rob a good knifemaker, but he's also a Sponsor. In fact, he donated a Cetan neck knife that is going to be given away next month, and we really appreciate that.


Kevin Jon Schlossberg
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Rob has become my new favourite knife maker after useing the two knives I have bought from him thus far. I agree with the bald dude. The Cetan in Talonite cuts like crazy. I have not managed to get it to start loseing it's edge yet. I thought cutting metal banding would slow it down but no dice. Sliceing cardboard with it is not even a challenge. Thanks agian Rob for another wonderful knife!


Tom Carey
I add in my support for Rob as well, I discussed with him my knife needs awhile back and he was very easy to work with and made sure I was going to get the design that would work best for me (a slightly modified Wambli in 3/32 Talonite). I also became interested in a larger fixed blade with Talonite and has kept contact with me in that regard.