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I am a relative newcomer to the world of handmade or "custom" knives. For about 10 years, however, I was an independent sales agent that covered a territory for an importer of high-end cutlery - Al Mar Knives.

Over the years, I became very close with the Mar family and Al was particularly influential in my early cutlery career. Despite his larger-than-life personality, Al was basically a teacher and I still remember things he told me about design.

My main knifemaking teacher and influence, however, has been Ralph Freer. Before I met him, I couldn't drill a truly round hole in a piece of metal! A popular Southern California maker, Ralph has been very patient and shown a number of local makers the intricacies of hollow grinding - me included.

Since there always seems to be something more to learn, I still rely heavily on "Professor" Freer for guidance.

Despite recommendations from others, I started by making folders. I initially "ate, drank, and slept" liner-lock folders until I was comfortable with their design and details. The fact that there is a mechanism, and the challenge of getting everything to work, makes folders more interesting (and frustrating!) and has kept me from making more than a handful of fixed-blades so far. I sold my first folder January 1998.

I have been told that my shapes are clean, simple, and sometimes Asian-looking. Perhaps this is the Al Mar influence or perhaps it's just what I always seem to draw.

A special thanks to a few other fine makers - Gary Blanchard, Don Maxwell, and Steve Ryan - for their help and patience with me and all of my questions.

I continue to learn and improve my skills and product. I'm doing my best to be an "up and coming" maker and reflect highly on all of my fine teachers.

PREVIOUSLY SOLD ITEMS
(NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE)
#1-6AL4V Titanium Frame Lock Folder
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Envoy with Black G-10
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Hellfire with Black G-10
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Model #2 Amboyna Burl Folder
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Model #4 Tactical Folder
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Model #4 with Giraffe Bone
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Model #5 - Maple Burl
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Model #5 Art Deco
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Model #5 Ivory Southpaw
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Model #5 Labyrinth
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Model #5 Snakewood Folder
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Model #5 Wharncliff Folder
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Model #5 with Fluted Mother of Pearl
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Model SSJ
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Neck Knife with Spalted Maple
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Persian with Black G-10
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Snakewood Model #5
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SSJ Batwing Frame lock
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SSJ Labyrinth
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