This course is designed for the beginning and advanced blade enthusiasts. It examines the fundamental concepts and techniques used to create structural handle pins. Upon completion of this online course, students will have a full understanding of the tools, materials, techniques and finishing methods required to create knife handle pins that look polished and professional.
I have been a knife maker since 2005. I obtained my Master Bladesmith rating in 2014. My passion lies in forged integrals and pushing the limitations of this style of knife making. I am an active member of the American Bladesmith Society.
I specializes in daggers, bowies, and hunters. I enjoy using a variety of techniques for handle embellishment and strive for perfection in every build. I believe that a good design is a balance of solid construction techniques and visual appeal.
I enjoy spending time teaching and sharing the finer points of knife making with others and I regularly teach at hammer-ins.
I pride myself on clean work, a professional humble attitude, and a drive to break boundaries in the knife world.
2005 - Began making knives
2009 - Received JS Rating – Blade Show
2014 - Received MS Rating – Blade Show