I have always been involved in metal fabrication and welding, and even
studied metallurgy in the 80's. However my love affair with knife making
started early this century after watching a blacksmith at a medieval
fair. My son and I were already working on a pair of knives from old
files but when I saw the forge I had to have one. I began reading
everything I could find about forging and knife making. Soon I built my
first charcoal forge and was making hardwood charcoal out back, (the
fire department loved that). We forged our first knives from coil
springs of 5160. Now we use a gas forge and have built our own 24 ton
press to make damascus faster. There are so many facets to custom knife
making that every knife is a new adventure.
I am a lifetime member of the Knife Group Association of Oklahoma and
have a table at the clubs show in Tulsa, OK every September. My knife
shop is located in the front of a great transmission shop "my day job"
in downtown Bethany, OK.
Email address is
and phone number is 405-354-8174. I also have a new web site and
the address is www.hisknives.com
Below are a few of the knives I have made.
Thanks for looking.
Links of Interest
Oklahoma Custom Knife Show