Mike De La Vega is one part chef, one part long-term military veteran, one part meteorologist, and a heaping dose of creativity and craftsmanship. His interests are wide and varied. He is the owner, artist, and creator of both 3rd Coast Props and Zeist Armories. With respect to Zeist Armories, he is credentialed and experienced in metalworking, 3D modeling and design, casting, and crafting sword fittings. Mike De La Vega studied Japanese Sword Forging under Master Swordsmith, Michael Bell, of Dragonfly Forge.
Zeist Armories designs are either completely original, or reproductions with express permission from the owner of the intellectual property. Jose C. de Braga is one such artist and visionary that has given us his express permission to reproduce his carvings on fittings, such as handles and guards.
That's proprietary, and therefore, CLASSIFIED!