I have been fascinated with knives for as long as I can remember.  I can’t remember a time that I didn’t have a knife…  Growing up I usually had a slip joint of some kind in my pocket.  As I got older I realized how useful a good knife was while playing in the woods, or fishing on the creek.

After seeing a copy of Blade magazine my sophomore year in high school I decided that I wanted to be a custom knifemaker.  After reading everything I could find on the subject I started making some fixed blades around 1993.  A little later I got a chance to work for knife making legends Bob Dozier, and A.G. Russell.  I currently work for myself and my three boys help in the shop.

Knives are some of man’s oldest tools.  I feel the beauty of a knife is that it can be tool and weapon in one package.  In my knives I feel that form should follow function.  This doesn’t mean that a knife can’t be beautiful, just that its functionality shouldn’t be affected by aesthetics.

I continually strive to improve my knives and the methods I use to build them.

Thank you for your patronage!


He who works with his hands is a laborer.
He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman.
He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.

Louis Nizer

Ars longa, vita brevis.
The Lyf so Short, the Craft so Longe to Lerne

Hippocrates / Chaucer

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.

Col 3:23