My name is Enrique Pena and I'm from Laredo Texas. I have always been fascinated with knives since I can recall, especially slip joint knives in traditional patterns. I got introduced to knife making by a local friend (Armando Flores) which helped me get started and made my first knife which was a single blade slip joint in my own shop in late 2005.Later I visted with Bill Ruple and Rusty Preston and they helped me refine my skills. I have just become a full time knife maker and look forward to achieving the level of skill of Bill Ruple and Rusty Preston. I mainly make single and double blade slip joints and occasionally single and double blade lock back knives in traditional patterns and currently like to make big folders such as sodbusters, Case bulldogs, Case folding hunters and so on. I like to use natural handle material such as stag and bone and for blade steel I use ATS-34 and CPM154 and 416 and 410 for liners and bolsters."