Profile grinding a forged knife blade.

Knife maker Bill Wiggins grinds a blade.


ABS Mastersmith Dan Warren pocket knives

Two slip joint pocketknives by Dan Warren, American Bladesmith Society Mastersmith. The handle scales are mammoth ivory and the larger knife is just over 7 ¼” overall when open.

My new novel is finished

My new novel is finished and available at Amazon in ebook form. Paperback soon to follow.

A Bad Year For The Chickens is a trip through the world of antique dealers, auctions, collectors, and fakers. All of which come with varying degrees of intellect, experience, principles, and success. A retired antique faker and several friends plan an expensive sting to punish an extremely disliked and arrogant dealer. The story takes place in a Western North Carolina town and the surrounding area.