Welcome and thank you for visiting my website.
I started bladesmithing and blacksmithing in 1982, after
getting involved in re-enacting. For the
next twenty plus years I forged knives, tomahawks and various other items,
mostly for re-enactors. Five years ago I
started bladesmithing and blacksmithing full time. I take great pride in making the best knives
and tomahawks that I can, starting with forging, grinding, and heat treating
and including the hand sewn leather sheaths.
I joined the American Bladesmith Society in 2005, after
attending a number of ABS hammer-ins in Michigan and Ohio. In 2009 I was awarded my Journeyman rating
from the ABS. My long term goal is to
achieve the Master Smith rating.
Most of the working knives that I make are forged from 5160,
I also use 1084, 1095 and 52100. The
majority of the Damascus that I make is 1084 and 15N20. I use only natural materials for handles,
including wood, stag, antler, horn and bone.
I believe that the appearance and feel of natural materials fit the
style that I make.
I have always enjoyed traditional style knives, axes and
hawks. I believe this goes back to how I
got started in re-enacting.