Like many others I began making knives because I
couldn't find the type of knife I needed. That was many years ago and since
then I have come to love the trade.
Knifemaking allows me to combine my manual skills and
my love of the arts to produce hard working knives that are most often
described as "works of art" by my customers.
440C stainless steel is my blade material of choice
for making knives of every description from outdoor knives, kitchen knives
through to high-end art pieces, some with my own scrimshaw. Recently I
have included Stellite 6K a product of Deloro Stellite Ltd. (Belleville,
Ont. Canada) in my production line because it is virtually impervious to
corrosion and has superior edge holding capability.
“Stellite® is a registered
trademark of Deloro Stellite Holdings Corporation.”
The Stellite 6K will be used primarily for special "one of" designs
only. Stainless Stainless Damascus by Damasteel is another product that I
have added to my line. The "Random" pattern is my favourite, it's not as
busy as many damascus pieces yet gives a wonderful contrast in layers.