I am a Quaker raised in a family where simplicity, durability and concern for the environment were highly valued while fashion and trends were not.
My knife designs are often inspired by an “old blade” found in a relative’s kitchen drawer or a Quaker friend’s knife passed down from mother to daughter or father to son.
What is a Treenail?
As the name implies, a treenail is a handcrafted hardwood “nail or pin” designed to bond two or more pieces of wood together. While this centuries-old practice has largely been replaced by modern-day nails, screws and brass pins, the use of treenails when crafting my knife handles is a signature feature of my work.