I’m a big fan of simple, well made things, and knives are no exception. I have the utmost respect for bladesmiths who spend so much time with carvings, scrimshaw, and inlays in their work, but for me at this point in time, that’s just not how I express my idea of a knife to the world.
I’m also a huge fan of small knives, which I think at this point is rather obvious to anyone looking at my work. The old timers say that the better you are with a knife, the smaller your knife generally is. The knife I carry around on a daily basis has a 2 1/2″ blade and a very simple lilac handle. I’m not saying I’m good with a knife, just that my preference is for smaller blades. Now there are plenty of folks who use larger knives and are excellent with them, my point isn’t to say one knife is better than the next… that’s stupid.
So here are some knives I’ve been working on, simple little guys for the most part.
1084, Walnut, and Italian Briar for the bolster.
1084, Peach wood,and copper
1095, Lignum Vitae
1084, Lignum Vitae, and brass
Some of these knives are for sale at my etsy shop. Other are already sold.