I started my career in precision engineering in 1987 and used various types of machinery making a wide range of products in metals, plastics and composites for the marine and aerospace industries. Having gained these skills I decided to pursue my interest in custom knives and made my first knife in 1996. I made a handful of different types of knives over the next few years and found myself drawn towards integral knives. I knew this was what I wanted to do so I set up my own workshop. I prefer to work with stainless tool steels, stainless Damascus, and Titanium for my knives and like to use natural materials for my handles. My knives are precision machined on a manual milling machine, then meticulously shaped and finished by hand. This is a very time consuming and labor intensive process but I believe that the end result is worth the effort. I make all my own handle bolts, screws, fasteners etc, and do all my own leather work. All knives leaving my workshop have been professionally heat treated, fully tested and certified free from any flaws/defects of any kind in a metallurgical laboratory. This serves as a guarantee that my knives are fit for purpose and ready to serve the owner a lifetime of trouble free use. All my knives are a "one off" unless otherwise stated giving the owner a knife that is something special and unique!