Frazier , J.B.
In 1989 I was stationed at Ft. Stewart, GA with the Army. We had a pretty large craft shop on post who put out a monthly flier that had a knife class listed in it. I took the class and continued to work at making knives after the class was over. About 9 months later I was sent to Desert Storm and returned in April of 1990 at which time I E.T.S.?d from the Army and joined my wife and three step children in Panama City, FL. There I found Tom Watson and was taught flat grinding and with Tom?s help developed a skinning knife design for my brother-in-law. I moved from there to Wagener, SC where I met Wayne Hendrix at a gun and knife show, and asked him how I could meet George Herron. When I told him where I lived he told me I only lived about 15 miles from him and his phone number was in my phone book. I called George the next week and visited his shop where he immediately started to give me tips on my knife making. I visited George several times a month for the next year after which time I needed a couple of lock back folder blades heat treated in a hurry. I asked George about it and he said ?you need to talk to the caveman ladd? at which time I met Geno Denning. I have worked with Geno from that time and between him and George my quality of work has greatly improved. Many times I thought I had produced a great knife only to have Geno turn it in the light and point out several things that most people could only see with a magnifying glass. I took a second place in the hunter competition at the Blade Show in Atlanta in 2008. I took second place to my mentor and friend Geno in the George Herron award competition at the Blade Show in 2009.Read More Set up Email Notifications For This Maker View Maker Site