I made my first knife in 2014 on a whim. And would you believe it - it cut! I was hooked from there and completed my first slipjoint that same year - all with hand tools.
My love of traditional folders stems from my childhood on our family farm and my interest in history. I got my first knife when I was eight - an Imperial Frontier stockman - and I carried that little fella everywhere. It cut so much bailing twine that it still smells of that today!
Those that know me, know that I am very interested in history in general, and knife history in particular. The reasons why old cutlers immigrated from England, Germany, and Italy to the US in the 1800s and their eventual westward expansion are fascinating and the knives and stories they left behind are priceless. Along with making knives I also enjoy dissecting and sharing this history.
In January, 2020, I left my IT management position to pursue this passion of making traditional folders full-time. My mission is to keep the tradition alive, tell some stories from days of ole, and have a little fun doing it! Remember friends - life is short and none of us gets out alive. So be kind, have fun, and carry a sharp knife!
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