Friday, September 30, 2011

Nervous wreck!

I have done two knife shows this year.  I am doing my third tomorrow and Sunday; a much bigger show and very well known makers.

 California Custom Knife Show

I will have my first three Loveless patterns on the table,

 as well as some of my designs.

 The new PrybuddyXL with some scrap ferro rods.

Sunday, September 25, 2011


Welcome to my Blog.

 I have always had an affinity for knives; I still own the first one I bought (Bucklite single bladed folder).  Of course as the years go by it always seems as if our interests/tastes get more expensive.  The knives I collected were all over the place designwise;  I preferred smaller fixed blades with full size handles.  As the collection grew I decided to try and narrow down my interest.  This decision lead to the admiration and study of the Loveless designs.  I currently only collect the Loveless design Chute knife from makers that I feel try to adhere to the original.

The above has lead me to knife making. I started making knives just over a year ago while recuperating from chemo. I started this new endeavor with knives of my design so that I could work on the art of hollow grinding a blade and handle sculpting. To date most of my knives have been handled in Micarta;  I find this a very stable handle material that if shaped correctly will exhibit "grain" like wood.  I haunt Ebay and other sources looking for vintage/rare phonelics that can be used in handle work. An example can be seen below: