In early May I spent several days with ABS Mastersmith J. Neilson filming three new instructional DVDs at his shop in beautiful Towanda, Pennsylvania. I'm expecting the new DVDs to be available around the middle to late July. I'll be updating this site and posting pics and videos as I get them ready.
The titles of the new DVDs are:
In early February of 2001, a friend of mine sent me to a web site that showed how to make a knife with hand tools. Using that tutorial, I completed my first knife in mid February. It was a very basic skinner with oak scales. It wasn't the greatest knife, but I was very proud of it at the time.
I knew after completing that knife that I wanted to make more. I was fortunate enough to meet several other knifemakers in the area who were willing to take me on and teach me the skill.
I now primarily make folding knives, and my specialty is building slipjoints. I've always liked the traditional patterns, and there's nothing like the walk-and-talk of a knife with a good strong spring.
Basic Hunters -Coming-
Scale Release Autos -NEW-
Lever Action Autos
How to Build a Slipjoint
Basic Pouch Sheaths
Advanced Blade Sheaths
Leather Tips from a Master
Basic Tactical Folders
Advanced Tactical Folders
Tactical Fixed Blades
Liner Lock Design
Frontier Fixed Blades
Basic Rawhide Sheath Construction
Adv. Rawhide Sheath Construction
Forging Mosaic Damascus
Frontier Style Tomahawk