Good shop planning and sound tooling provide the basic facilities for the creation of fine knives. Over time we've been able to acquire good basic facilities that allow delivery of quality product at a reasonable price to the customer.
Much of the forging gear is rather specialized and the non-knifemaker might like to take a look see.
Knifemaking really is a metal craft and good standard metal working facilities assure a quality product with good symmetry and accurate tolerances. If you're an afternoon mechanic, always wanted a reasonably well stocked little shop, or are just curious about the things are can be helpful in the construction of fine knives take a look.