In March of 2009 I
retired from the City
of Smyrna Georgia after 35
years. My interest in knives dates back many
years however I never knew that I could actually
make one myself until I attended my first Blade Show in 2000.
Shortly thereafter, I found out about the Georgia Custom
Knifemakers' Guild. The first
member I met was Carl Rechsteiner.
He gave me my first class on forging, tips on
building my own propane forge, and he has
answered hundreds of questions for me since. I
will forever be in his debt.
I attended the American
Bladesmith Society's Bill Moran School of
Bladesmithing in 2008 (Washington
Arkansas). I use both stock removal and
forging to make my knives.
In 2013 I started working as an extra in
movies and tv. Living in Georgia I'm blessed
to be so near to many productions filming
here. Among the shows I've worked on is The
Walking Dead. I started on season 6 as a
Savior and continued through season 10 as a
Hilltopper and Walker. While working on the
show, a crew member asked me to make him a
Walking Dead themed knife. That blade is
pictured on my main page.