As a new knife maker finances are tight and fully funded by the day job. From day one I hated the idea of throwing away steel that was too small to make a full sized, handled knife. I was also trying to come up with a way to make my grinding skills better quickly. I had tried the age old suggestion to grind mild steel to practice, but it did not grind the same way as a clean tool steel.
The light bulb came on, why not put that pile of scrap steel to use and make some small knives. There was just two rules; they had to have a three finger handle or better and they must come from scrap. If there wasn't any suitable scrap there would be no Scrap Knives. Thus started my "Scrap Knife" line. I have since made 16 Scrap Knives; no two have been alike (helps keep the creative/artistic juices flowing). I put the same care and effort into them as I would a full size knife.