How To Grind a Knife Blade Part I, The Courtyard
8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m: Proper tools and safety gear/tips.
How To Grind a Knife Blade Part II, The Courtyard
9:15 a.m.-10:15 a.m: How to prepare the blade for grinding, how to begin the grind and more.
How To Grind a Knife Blade Part III, The Courtyard
10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m: How to do the scandi, flat, hollow and compound grinds, grinder ergonomics and more.
I have been fascinated with knives for as long as I can remember. I can’t remember a time that I didn’t have a knife… Growing up I usually had a slip joint of some kind in my pocket. As I got older I realized how useful a good knife was while playing in the woods, or fishing on the creek.
After seeing a copy of Blade magazine my sophomore year in high school I decided that I wanted to be a custom knifemaker. After reading everything I could find on the subject I started making some fixed blades around 1993. A little later I got a chance to work for knife making legends Bob Dozier, and A.G. Russell. I currently work for myself and my three boys help in the shop.
Knives are some of man’s oldest tools. I feel the beauty of a knife is that it can be tool and weapon in one package. In my knives I feel that form should follow function. This doesn’t mean that a knife can’t be beautiful, just that its functionality shouldn’t be affected by aesthetics.
I continually strive to improve my knives and the methods I use to build them.