Ford has been making knives for 10+ years, starting out as a stress reliever from his main occupation as Fire Chief. Ford has since retired after 30+ years in the Fire Service and 9 years in gunsmithing, now his main past time is knifemaking. Ford designs and crafts knives of all styles: fixed blades, folders, automatics, and miniatures. He also makes his ownDamascus, from simple twists to patterned mosaic using L-6, l095, and 01. He does all his own work on each knife, including the Damascus, carving, file-art, anodizing, heat-treating and forging. Each of Ford's knives are hand-crafted, no two knives are exact in the finished product. When you have a Swauger knife, you truly have an original and one that has all the work done and made by its Maker.