My blades are handcrafted from 1095 high carbon steel.

Each knife handle is made “from scratch”;
often starting with a plank of 100+ year-old
reclaimed barnwood.

Handcrafted treenails are a
signature feature of my work.



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 While this centuries-old practice has largely been replaced by modern-day nails, screws and brass pins, the use of treenails when crafting my knife handles is a signature feature of my work.


My rustic-style outdoor knives are handcrafted using a 100+ year old
Fisher-Norris anvil and decades old hammer.  The process
leaves a distinct “finger print” on the blade that is a unique feature
of each knife’s personality and design.