My passion lies in the work of the ancients, and I focus my efforts on historical reproduction of works from Classical Greece and Rome, the Viking era of Scandinavian and Norse work as well as Anglo-Saxon England, The Ottoman Empire, ancient Japan, up through English and Colonial American traditions leading up to the industrial revolution.
Every knife I make, I strive to push myself to a new limit, to master another skill, and to raise the bar of craftsmanship and artistic expression.
Classes and Demonstrations
I also teach private lessons at the BGOP shop, by appointment. My rate for a 3-hour session is $100, and $50 for each additional person (limit 4). Larger groups, special events, Scouting events, are all negotiable and I am happy to discuss your needs.
I Stand On The Shoulders Of Giants
I can never say enough how grateful I am to those who went before me, and were willing to teach. Without those smiths being there, figuring out the hard things and passing on enough to excite the next wave of us, the modern knife community wouldn't be the thriving, rich culture it is today. Of particular note are my friends and mentors, about whom enough cannot be said. Please visit their websites and consider their work:
Jeff Pringle, Oakland CA
Richard Furrer, Sturgeon Bay WI
J. Arthur Loose, Vermont
Tim Lively, Eugene OR
Larry Harley in memorium
Owen Bush, London, England
Ellen Durkan, Wilmington DE