Goddard taught me to make damascus and folding knives, as well as the Intro to Bladesmithing class at the ABS School in Arkansas. Wayne is a good friend.
I was fortunate enough to spend 6 weeks at the Bill Moran School of Bladesmithing, aka the ABS School in Washington , Arkansas run through Texarkana College. I attended the Intro to Bladesmithing, Handles and Guards, Mosaic Damascus, and a Bladesmithing Lab. Each class was an adventure in learning.
I do both stock removal and forging, since I believe there is a place for both arts. I make my own damascus and mosaic damascus, although I also use damascus by Jim Ferguson and Devin Thomas. I make my own mokume. My blade blanks are a way to help the beginners, as I once was, or those who want to make a knife without buying a shop. It is also a way to give back something to those who taught me so much along the way.
On my logo you will find my name and the letters TGBTG. Those letters stand for To God Be The Glory. What skills and abilities I possess in this life I owe to Him and I want to give Him the credit for it.
So come on in, enjoy my site, and if you can’t find what you are looking for, give me a call or send me an email. If I don’t have it I can probably make it. After all, that’s what custom knifemaking is all about.
We'll be at the Bladeshow West annual show on Friday, Saturday, & Sunday, November 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, 2019, located in Portland Oregon, the "Knife Capital of the USA". There will be free demonstrations on Saturday. A list of demonstrations and a tableholders list can be found on the website, www.bladeshowwest.com. Come and explore aisles of rare, unique and custom knives from across the globe, all from renowned knife makers and companies. You'll have your chance to stock up on one-of-a-kind finds, supplies, and more.
Blade Show West offers every type of blade you can imagine, from everyday carry and gear, to specialty hunting knives, the best kitchen knives, to intricately crafted collector's pieces. The show also has seminars, competitions, and is a gathering place for those in the Blade community.
The show is held at the Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Portland, OR 97232 For more information, and directions, please go to www.bladeshowwest.com.
Times: Friday, 10 am - 6 pm, Saturday, 10 am - 6 pm, Sunday 10 am - 3 pm.
Online tickets are: Single-Day $15 and 3-Day $30.
Onsite tickets are : Single-Day $20 and 3-Day $40
We'll be at tables F13, F14, and F15. If you're in the area, please stop by and visit with us. You don't need to buy anything, just stop in and say hi. We look forward to seeing you there.