I was raised on a farm in eastern Tennessee. I learned early that one of the most important tools was a good, reliable knife. During the late sixties my Dad began making straight knives with a fit and finish that was so much better than the factory knives available at that time. The feeling of pride and accomplishment as he showed me the knives proved to be a major force in my desire to become a knifemaker. When you purchase one of my knives you are buying an individually crafted knife made with of the finest materials available.