I made my first knife in 1978 out of a saw blade, at that time I was a teacher at a technical school. I started making knives on a regular basis in 1991 and became a full time maker in 1996. At that time I was working as a school psychologist. I like to work with different ivory (legal), especially mammoth and warthog ivories. I work with steels like ATS34, 12C27, Damasteel and other Damascus. I live in South Africa and did my first show in the USA in 1996 and visit the States to do about 8 shows per year. I have been a member of the South African Knifemakers Guild since 1994. I make fixed blades as well as folders.