Jack Davenport grew up in Dade City, Florida where as a young man, he developed his craft and trade as a gunsmith serving as an apprentice to his late father, Clifford Davenport. Jack later discovered the art of handmade knives and as he passionately immersed himself into knifemaking, his knives quickly became and remain today some of the most sought after and collectible in the world. Davenport Knives have been published in Blade Magazine, Knives Illustrated, Knives Points of Interest and several publications in Japan. Jack's love of nature and the outdoors eventually led him to the studio of world renowned scrimshaw and Franklin Mint artist, Rick Fields. Over the years, their mutual interests and respect for each other's talents developed into a cherished and lasting friendship, which stayed fast until Rick's death. Rick Fields remains Jack's constant inspiration, even today.