I started scrimshawing in 1979. I made some buckskinner knives in 1982, and started engraving in 1983. I started making handmade knives in 1984, after learning from my father. In 1993 I went full time into knifemaking & engraving, quitting my job as an operating engineer. I have been a voting member of the Knifemakers Guild since 1997. Although I make all kinds of knives, I prefer one-of-a-kind art pieces. My specialties are art folders and art daggers. With folders, I offer several models with a step-down on the handle front, which gives the illusion of being a fixed blade. The locking-liner and sidelock knives are one-hand opening, using the back edge on the blade which is hidden when the knife is open, giving it a more pleasing appearance. On sidelock folders, each side is milled out of one piece, making a very strong knife.