"In 2018 I made my first knife with my first touch mark. I started making my own work, with permissions and direction of Jim Behring to use his shop all I'd like on my own time. Jim donated some steel, spacer materials, some nice rolls of stag and sent me on my way to get started. I made my first knife, posted it on Instagram and someone purchased that knife. I was hooked to the entire process, making, creating, earning, and hearing a customers feedback. I have reinvested every earned dollar from each piece I have made, back into Rocco Handmade, purchasing steel, spacer materials, stag, wood, leather, tools, machines, etc. Rocco Handmade is my future. I'm investing into it.I am first and foremost committed to Treeman Knives and Leather shop, I will not compromise or take away from the employers who have given me so much, I will not quit, nor will I leave for my own business. I will be with Jim until he decides he is ready to retire. Until then, Rocco will be a hobby, I run as a business."