The work pictured on this site, especially my bowie knives, is dedicated to the late Jim Nolen, Texas knifemaker and dear friend whom I never had the chance to meet in person. Without his friendly inspiration and hundreds of suggestions sent to me during the first two years of my knifemaking efforts when I lived in Ethiopia, I never would have finished the first knife, not to mention putting a little bit of him into every knife I have made since 1976.