Norman Levine began making knives in 1944 (professionally in 1974) and continued until his death in 1995. He was a full-time maker and a long-time member of the Knifemaker's Guild. Levine focused much of his later career on fancy art knives. He was an incredibly talented craftsman and a gifted artisan who made some incredible knives. Levine's knives always show exceptional attention to detail and his fit & finish work was right up there with the very best.