Updates & Musings

Vine Filework

The vine and thorns filework pattern is one of the more popular filework patterns.  Almost every knife maker attempts it at one point.  After I'd done it a few times, I [...]

How I Etch My Name

I remember when I was trying to figure out how to mark my knives, there wasn't much out there on the internet other than expensive stamps or electric etching machines. [...]

How I Build A Knife

I learned to build knives mostly by trial and error, and by reading all kinds of material online.  It seems there is a lack of simple tutorials, so I thought I'd make [...]

Llano Legend

I've deer hunted with my best friend for nearly 25 years in Llano, TX.  His place provides the inspiration for this model, the Llano Legend.  A great hunting and skinning [...]

Spicewood Special

This is one of my two named models.  I call it the Spicewood Special, after Spicewood, TX, where my grandparents going back three generations have farmed and ranched.   I still deer [...]

Jared’s Knife

Like most good dads, I try to help my kids be involved in what I'm involved in.  My 6 year old son Jared approached me the other day while I [...]

Folding Knives

I've taken the next step in the knifemaker progression and started making a few folding knives. I'm not fast at them yet, but the knifemaking skills still translate into a [...]

Schrade Style Skinner

Schrade knife company made many classic designs before going out of business in 2004.  Their designs inspired these knives.   This knife is 1080 with osage handles and stainless pins. [...]

Clip Point Skinner

This knife is a clip point version of a small skinning knife.  Overall length is 8 inches, with a blade length of 3 3/4 inches.  Handle material is cocobolo wood [...]

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