I started knifemaking in 1999 and might have stumbled, failed, and quit had it not been for some talented, established knifemakers' encouragement. So, thanks to the late Charles Bolton, Al Dippold, Mike Pellegrin, Jim Bierman, Ray Cover, Jody Muller, V.J. McCrackin, Don Hanson III, and many others. They've passed on the responsibility to help others as they've helped me.
I make a variety
of styles and sizes of knives to satisfy the many different functions they'll be
used for. Stock removal is my knife making method and I lean heavily
towards materials that are relatively maintenance free and enduring. Of
course, exceptional fit, finish and materials separate custom knives from
factory knives. Making knives with those qualities is my mission and I
I'm lucky to now have customers throughout the world that reward my knife making with repeat orders and valuable feedback to push me onto better and better knives. Many of these customers I now consider to be friends.
Recently I've teamed up with
Arizona Custom Knives
and True North Knives due to
their great reputation and huge internet presence, to reach more people that
might want to own a Seamus knife. This comes at a time when I've quit the day
job and am now an official "full-time maker". Also, as of the '08 Blade Show
I've been licensed to use the Ikoma-Korth bearing system (IKBS) on my folders.
At the show I met Duane Weikum of EDC Knives and Flavio Ikoma who both examined
my prototypes and gave me the green light to use the incredibly smooth pivot
I hope you enjoy my site.
|I was especially happy to have one of my knives chosen to appear in Joe Kertzman's Art of the Knife||My "Crossover" design was featured in Blade Magazine's "Hot Handmade" section.|
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