Steve is an imaginative knife maker who is driven by an incredible passion for self-expression through his work. His works are often noted for their unique style, elegance, and technique. Steve has developed a beautiful style that blends steel, stone, bone and wood into one of a kind creations. His use of vibrant colors and strong lines make his work stand out among other knife makers due to his innovative handle designs. .
Steve was born in 1952 in Fort Smith, Arkansas, he had a long career in the burglar and fire alarm business. After retiring boredom got the better of him and he started knife making in 2008. Steve is a all or none guy so his passion for knife making puts him in his shop anytime he can get there. After a year or so of working entirely on his own he met RW Wilson, and old timer. “RW has been my mentor and has helped me more than I can thank him for. I also have had opportunities to work with other knife makers that have had a great impact on me. Brad Vice from Alabama Damascus continues to give me pointers and furnish me steel. A big thanks to all you guys”!
My shop is in my basement. I started making knives after I retired. I have never worked making a knife, it has all been pleasure. I am amazed at how I love making each knife and how much each one of them mean to me. I have had many “Old Timers” help me and I just love passing on the art. I make each knife different and I keep building just to see how Barbie “My other half” responds when I show them to her. I love seeing her say “This one is Mine.”