About the maker: I grew up in Campton, Kentucky on the edge of the Red River Gorge, and spent many days hiking trails around Sky Bridge (seen in the picture above). I started making knives in 2005 while stationed at Ft. Stewart Georgia. After my retirement from the Service, I moved to North Alabama and focused on increasing my knowledge of knife making. My goal is to provide you with a great knife that will provide a lifetime of use. All knives, except kitchen knives, come with a handcrafted leather or Kydex handmade sheath. Techniques I use both forging and stock removal to make my knives. Multiple components and steels are used in the construction. Tool steels used include: 0-1, 52-100, 5160, 1084, 15N20 and 1095. My current focus is on the use of Damascus that I forge from 52-100, 15N20, 1095, and 1084 tool steels and billets of Alabama Damascus. Handle and scale materials include axis stag, whitetail antler, stabilized woods, Micarta, and laminated woods. The key to a quality knife is two fold. First, the maker has to use quality steel. Steel made from Yugo bumpers and soup cans will never make a quality blade. Second, the blade must be heat treated and tempered correctly. I meet both of these key requirements by using the best quality steels available and having the equipment and knowledge to do all of my own heat treating. I am a member of the American Bladesmith Society (ABS) and the Alabama Forge Council (AFC), with my home forge being the Athens Forge in Athens Alabama.
Gallery Below Occasionally, we will have knives available for sale on this site, but due to demand, I do not accept any custom orders. We encourage customers to contact us to be placed on the mailing list for new knives. Below are examples of previous work. Click on the images in order to enlarge them and see the description of the knives. Click on the link below to be placed on the mailing list.