Howard Hitchmough was born and raised in London, England began working in 1958 as a surgical instrument maker and during the early 1960's started making hunting knives. Also at that time, Howard's fascination with mechanisms stimulated him to produce a few folding knives. In 1982, He began attending knife shows in the United States and became a full-time knife maker in 1985. Later in 1997, Howard moved from England to New Hampshire and built an advanced workshop. He has completed numerous courses in jewelry making and continuously expand his knife making knowledge by reading and study.