Once again, Frost does not manufacture ANY knives let alone "handmade and/or custom" ones. Next time you're at or around a Dollar-Store take a look inside to see what their kitchen knives are going for. By us, Dollar General sells 3 butter knives for a buck. Ounce for ounce, there is more steel in even one of those cheap knives than in most grandaddy Frost blades, and the Dollar General guy tells me that they spend an average of $.10 cents...that's correct TEN CENTS per knife. And the very same steel that Frost uses for their "made in Germany" products that are certainly not made in Germany.
The cheap butterknife steel is made in Germany, because, just like all other steel manufacturers, German-based ones have a range from K-Mart quality door-hinge-metal, to top of the line offerings. The Chinamen order the stuff, Germany ships it to them to be then stamped into something resembling a blade.
10 cents worth of steel. So be careful. Buy what you want but do not take Frost's or anyone else's word on anything until you've investigated them for yourself. But ask yourself this; Germany is NOT a third world country, so how in all hells could they HAND-MAKE a quality knife using state-of-the-art tooling and sell it to Frost at so low of a price as to enable Frost to then re-sell the stuff at $3-$5 a pop?
And the Correct Answer Is: Of course they cannot.