These are the most common options. Availability of natural materials is usually good but new items come and go so you can always ask what’s new or if you would like to know about other options than those listed. This is just a brief summary and not all inclusive.
Blade Steel: HCS High Carbon, Damascus Steel
Blade sizes: 4/8, 5/8, 6/8, 7/8, 8/8, 9/8,10/8
Blade style: Round Point, Square Point, Oblique Point, Spanish Point, French Point .
Finish: Brush finish, Satin finish, Mirror finish
Spine style: Diamond spine, fileworked spine, hammered spine, flat, round
Tang: jimpwork, hammered tang, monkeytail tang, fileworked tang
Hand engraving, stippling and inlays. Upon Request
Natural horn/shell/bone: Pre-ban elephant ivory, Mammoth ivory, Sambar Stag, Buffalo horn, Oryx Horn, Giraffe Bone, Laminated Mother-of-Pearl, abalam abalone laminate.
Tulipwood, Brazillian Cherry, Cocobola, Macassar Ebony, Gabon Ebony, African Blackwood, Bloodwood, snakewood
Synthetic materials: Linen Micarta, abalone celluloid, laminated Paua abalone, Carbon Fiber, Tortoise celluloid, Clear crystal Lucite, colorful acrylic metalflakes.
Standard stainless steel adjustable pin system; hand-jeweled adjustable pin system, brass pin and collar (fixed pinning) system.
Below is a drawing of the most common blade styles as a guide.