A knife designed by someone who has done a few things is fundamentally different from a knife designed by someone who has done nothing. Some people have the capacity to appreciate that difference.
I am a former Officer of Marines, U.S. Army Special Forces detachment Commander, Flight Instructor and retired Firefighter. Currently, I am a Sailor, Professional Photographer and I design simple tools in Port Isabel, Texas.
The tools I design are a spartan by-product of where I have been and what I have done. Most of my orders come from people who want a pure tool that is made by someone with my experience and background. Form follows function and our understanding of function is a byproduct of our life experience.
What we make and how we make is a distilled by-product of who we are. Therefore, my knives are different from other knives because I am different from other knifemakers - it's that simple. For some, the type of person who designs what they want is important. And, owning and using something I made is a form of praise. In the end, it's personal.
I don't make jewelry in the shape of a knife. But, if you have the capacity to appreciate a simple and forthright tool - you've come to the right place.
I look forward to putting a knife in your hand with one exception - I don't knowingly sell knives to hippies. If you are a hippie or think you might be a hippie, please be a forthright one and take your business elsewhere. Or, apply and graduate from our re-education camp.
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If I ever made or did something that appealed to the herd, I would stop whatever I was making or doing until I figured out where I went wrong. The tools I make are not for everyone. And, I like it that way.