"I discovered custom knives after retiring in 2003 and made my first knife, a fixed blade, in November 2003. In early 2004 I made my first folder under the critical but very helpful watch of Bill Ruple. My wife Sally and I attended the 2005 Blade Show as spectators and returned as exhibitors for the 2006 Blade Show, which was our first knife show as exhibitors. I am now making mainly slip joint folders. I use Crucible Steel's new Powder Matrix Stainless CPM 154 for blades and springs and 410/416 stainless steel for liners and bolsters. I hope you enjoy my knives as much as I enjoy making them."