"I have been making knives since 1993 and have been full time since 1997. Knifemaking for me is an extension of a childhood fascination. Growing up in a blacksmithing family, making knives has been a draw since the first time I saw hot steel being worked. My work is diverse. I make a wide variety of cutlery, from simple working folders and fixed blades to complex multiblade folders to engraved and sculpted art pieces. I do all of my own engraving, carving, gold embellishment and forge damascus. I am a rated mastersmith with the American Bladesmith Society and am a member of the Knifemakers Guild as of July of 2001."