Bill Sowell is a Journeyman Smith who has been making custom knives since 1998. His knives bear the logo "Iron Horse Forge".Ive been married 26 years and we have 3 kids. I worked for the railroad as a locomotive engineer 25 yrs. and got in an accident in 1998. While recovering I came across Don Fogg's web page. I have always had a soft spot for knives, and collected a few worthless factory knives..Fogg's web page set me on fire. I wanted a hand made knife. Well I found out I could not afford one, so I set out to make me one. That was the fall of 1998 and I have not been the same since. I make knives because I love to, and not because I have to. To take a piece of steel and put it in the fire and shape it to a blade, take some wood or bone, put a handle on it, and it becomes a tool, there is just a feeling that comes over me that I have made something with my hands, especially if someone else would like to have it. I usually go out to the shop to work around 8 or 9 pm. When mid-night comes it seems I loose track of time and I start doing my best work. Sometimes the sun catches me. The shop is where I get lost in time. I came up with the name Iron Horse Forge, because I have been around the railroad all my life, and the old steam locomotives were called Iron Horses. I just thought it was a cool name. I don't make the same knife over and over, I can make them close, I don't name them. I name my kids. And I don't think knives are female or male. I hope you enjoy owning my knives as much as I enjoy making them.