After a career background in manufacturing, I began this journey into knife-making by collecting custom knives. In 2015 with help from a few makers I decided to try my own hand at this craft. Further along I’ve invested in learning from a few Mastersmiths. Murray Carter ABS MS who taught me bladesmithing with Japanese laminated steels.
James Rodebaugh ABS MS who improved my handles and guards work. Mike Vagnino ABS MS who taught me how to make slipjoint folders. I’m grateful to the makers who provided guidance, their time and knowledge.
I appreciate high carbon steels. They can take a keen edge well, are easy to sharpen and age with character. My goal is to make the customer a high quality knife that they enjoy using.
I forge and heat treat each blade myself in my shop in a propane forge. The heat treat process is what I enjoy the most because it is the foundation that turns ordinary steel into a useful tool. I quench the laminated steels in straight water and flash temper.
In a world where things are “made to sell” versus “made to last”, a handmade knife takes us back to the time when there was real craftsmanship and pride in producing a useful tool.
I enjoy cooking regularly and making high quality kitchen knives as well as gentleman’s folders.
My knives have a thin hard edge and are known for being very sharp.
Cooking is part of the human experience and I take great pride in knowing my knives are used around the world on a regular basis, by professionals, chef’s, and home users.