If you really want a custom knife I’d look locally first. Hopefully you can find someone that you can actually see his stuff before you order it. I live in a small town and have 5 or 6 within a fifteen minute drive. I like to shop locally if at all possible.
Interesting thread to me as “my” knife maker actually passed away a few weeks ago. A WW2 pilot who made knives with one hand and a hook on the other; and with glaucoma so bad you couldn’t see his eyes through his glasses. Still made a beautiful, inexpensive, practical knife. Last knife I bought from him for my daughter’s birthday, he said it warrantied for life….his not mine. You just don’t get that at Wal-mart.