The majority of my knives are destined for outdoor use. I build everything from light weight belt knives to more substantial pack knives, full-on choppers and "bush swords". Here are a few of my most recent favorites:
Kitchen Knives & Boards
During my many years working in professional kitchens I've used literally hundreds of kitchen knife designs. Today, I make kitchen knives that I would want to work with. They are ergonomic and comfortable in the hand, well balanced and sturdy, and they incorporate materials well matched for their intended task.... and they look nice. When necessary, I'll also put together a cutting board, or a knife block, or possibly a display case or storage box to accompany the knife.
Sheaths & Things
Occasionally, I've been asked to make a sheath for an existing knife. I do like being able to give my own interpretation on a piece and put my own spin on things.
I sometimes receive requests to repair damaged knives or to re-build older pieces. Its nice to restore functionality and re-discover the beauty there. Here's a nice before and after example:
Here's a glimpse of work that defies my attempts at "regular" categorization. Let's just say I like pushing myself to tackle new projects...
This was an exercise in "out of the box" design and materials use. Living in a small rural fishing village I gained access to a supply of Swordfish swords(bills). The local custom is to fashion these into replica swords, complete with wood hilts and handles, suitable for decorative wall hanging. I wanted to create a "blade within a blade" so to speak.