Steve began making knives part-time in 2000, concentrating on fixed blades and high-end folders. He also forges damascus using a power hammer or press. He has had the good fortune to study under some of the best knife makers in the world.Steve's primary knifemaking focus is high-end folders. "I love the thought of someone carrying one of my knives every day and showing it off like a fine piece of jewelry."Since 1981, Steve is a professional photographer and an owner of Steven Michael Studios located in Dallas, Texas. His photography is featured in leading knife and gun magazines as well as national fashion publications and catalogs.