This site is about knife making by a bladesmith/knifemaker.
In aspiring to create a unique style, my handiwork does not necessarily reflect my heritage with the typical Scandinavian "look", i.e. big handle and short blade. However many of the materials used in my knives are from that region.
Being especially drawn to the hunting and "camp" style knife with either a hollow or flat grind, every new creation is a useable work of art. Each knife is hand-crafted, unique, and made to last - becoming a family heirloom.
Much attention is given to the specific details
of workmanship, balance and visual appeal. Handle materials can include
buffalo, stag, silver, brass, other bone types and various exotic and hardwoods. All
knives come with a hand-crafted sheath. Each sheath that I make for
myself and my customers is individually made, hand stitched and wet formed to
fit each knife.
Forging is now an added element to my knife making and I'm working on creating my own style and continuously learning the art of handcrafting knives and sheaths.
I have been blessed with an amazing mentor Richardt Jensen of Odense, Denmark, who studied knife making with the Inuit People of Greenland. We communicated via Skype daily for more than a year, each time I acquired new and different skills and techniques. Richardt is the one who turned me on to knifemaking. Richardt was also my step-dad. He passed on to eternal life on Easter Sunday, 2011. Before he passed, he asked me about God, and accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior via Skype. Isn't technology amazing!? His larger-than-life presence will forever be missed. I am grateful for the time we spent together, and the craft he has passed down to me.
I have also studied with blacksmith Mark Davis, Hull GA - learning the fundamentals of forging and what actually happens when your hammer strikes hot metal.
My current mentor is Marvin Poole of Commerce, GA. A knifemaker for 32 years, Marvin specializes in the art of stock removal and precision grindig.
Each mentor has helped me tremendously, just wanting to promote the craft. And for that, I am truly thankful.
Stay tuned for links and photos of interesting and unique knives, articles and maybe a video or two.