I am a Knifemaker from rural Lanark county Ontario Canada. I have a workshop next to my house. I spend most of my time making knives, or in the bush looking for great pieces of wood, burls and dead falls to turn into spectacular knife handles. I have done Craft work all my life, Worked in a custom furniture shop, Studied with Charles Fox at Guitar Research and Design, Built boats; 7 so far, largest 51 feet, I am a Licensed Electrician by trade. In 2000 I started making knives for myself, and folks just kept buying them, I haven't stopped. I am a sculptor by nature, I like making things. Nothing like taking wood and metal and creating something useful, and beautiful. The attraction of knives is the simplicity and purity of form and function; the first tool of
Hey Jakub, Thanks for the nods. There is nothing like making knives is there. I have not had much time to spend here on this site, but am hoping to spend some time shortly. Having a bit of a busy stretch at the moment, but it never lasts forever. I will be looking forward to seeing some of your work on here. Best Regards. Mike Girdwood.