I started making knives over 40 years ago for my own use and my interest and time spent making knives has gradually increased.
In 2004, I began handcrafting knives full time. I’ve been attending hunting and gun expos in Sydney and around Australia, and the interest and sales have been overwhelming.
I have had articles in the Australian Knife Magazine “Knives Australia” and “Australian Hunter” magazine. I’ve also sold knives in New Zealand, Germany, France, Finland and America.
I make a variety of fixed blade knives – hunters, fishing and outdoor knives, spears, pig stickers, skinners, axes, reenactment, replica and kitchen knives – also investment grade knives for collectors.
Custom handcrafted knives start from $270 AUD. I don’t see why a knife can’t work well… and look good. They all come with both a hand stitched and tooled leather sheath individually crafted to suit each knife, and also includes a presentation pouch – both included in the price.
I find the creativity of knife making very gratifying. I now get to use my engineering skills as a form of art.
I am honoured to have been awarded a fellowship with the Australian Institute of History and Arts. In its 32 year history the Institute has awarded only around 140 of these fellowships. The following words are from their website…’
We aim to honour the research, talents, artistry and dedication of any person, who, through their own efforts, and without the assistance of the normal recognised channels of learning, have succeeded in preserving and the bringing to the people, part of our country’s history, culture or the arts.’
My knives are all designed and personally hand crafted, from start to finish.