My interest in knife making began in 2004 after I attended a knife making course taught by Karim Haddad at the Tharwa Valley Forge in Canberra, Australia.
I had always had an interest in folding knives and very quickly I began to specialize in the craft of making a folding knife. One of the favorite aspects of making knives is the fine-tuning process of getting a folder’s action just right.
I define myself as a “spare-time knife maker,” as I work full time as a Programmer of games, apps and interactive exhibits. Knife making happens in the down time between projects and on weekends and evenings.
A full member of the Australian Knife makers Guild, one of my proudest moments was winning the award for the Best Folding Knife at the 2012 Australian Knife makers Guild show with a stag-handled three-bladed stockman folder.
My collaboration with Spyderco knives for the Kapara model is another highlight in my knife making career. The Kapara was released in 2018 based on my Redback model.