Materials and Tolerances


AQS uses only the highest quality tool steels. Our high alloy sheets are produced in Austria and Sweden. Our mid-grade chrome steels are produced in Japan, China, and the US. Our low end or carbon based bearing steels are produced in the same high quality Chinese steel mills that currently supply most US based steel suppliers.


AQS is best suited to make knives 20″ in length or shorter, 12″ circular and smaller,  and .019 to .250″ in thickness. Note: Cutting edges are typically supplied with a #8 Finish except when noted. The tolerances listed above are standard. We can hold tighter tolerances for a premium.