"After so many years of collecting knives, I am finally attempting to make one of my own. I am making a mini knife that will fit into an Altoid tin and still be usable. Here is a pic of the start of it."
"Nice little Puma. What's the dimensions?
Chris - It's the ICCE Show and is in Kansas City, MO Sept 23/24/25 (this year, 2016). I'll be there along with a pretty good contingency of Georgia Makers. If you make the show come by and see…"
I'm 21. I joined the Navy on May 30th as a (GSM). I'm making mini knives until I ship out on January 14th. I will continue to make minis in my spare time whenever I get back from boot camp and A-School. If you have any questions feel free to message me.
I have been working in my dad's knife shop (Pridgen Custom Knives) since I was 15. I have learned many things from him over the years. I have even designed 2 of his knives, the Scagger and the Tam Tam. I have been to almost all the shows he has went to since he started making knives. With that said...I can tell you how I started making miniatures. I went to the 2012 Blade Show and met a man named Carl E. Rechsteiner (C Rex Custom Knives). He is a bladesmith and makes amazing miniatures! I was talking with him and admiring his work. He knows my dad and was telling me that I had all the materials in my dad's shop to make minis. So whenever I got home from the show I went straight to work on my first mini. Now here I am today hooked on making these tiny minis!
Making knives. Getting ready for boot camp. Spending time with my family and friends. Drawing. Swimming. Soccer.