Sporting Classics Magazine
2019 Knifemaker of the Year
Looking out over the hills and mountains where I grew up.
I was raised in the mountains of Western North Carolina, where much of my childhood was spent hunting, fishing and learning how to work. I had a small trap line and everything I did involved a knife. I love being able to raise my children in these same mountains. I am thankful to be able to teach them the value of hard work and loving where you come from, just as my family taught me.
When I am not in the shop, you will almost always find me in the woods with my bow or my fishing pole doing the things that I love.
Top: Custom Ordered Puukko
Bottom: My personal Puukko. I carry it everywhere. The birch bark has picked up an awesome patina from regular use.