I started my knifemaking career in 1993 by making miniatures on a part time basis. Five years and approximately 70 miniatures later I met Des Horn and Ettore Gianferrari. Des who was and still is a great influence in my knifemaking was instrumental in getting me to do carvings on some of his knives. Today I make art pieces, do all my own embellishment and make my own damascus steel. I have also designed and developed a new lock mechanism for folders and incorporate it in some of my folders. It is called the "Clyccan", the word is from Old English meaning to 'Clutch"