Jody made my first knife at age 12. His father, now retired, was a knife maker so it was a natural for Jody to follow in his footsteps. In 1994, along with his dad he forged his first Damascus steel and in 2004 he received his ABS Journeyman Smith Stamp. Jody does many styles of knives everything from small drop point hunters to large fancy cleavers and high-end hand engraved folders. Jody is also an engraver and employs that skill on many of his knives. He makes Damascus in several patterns including mosaic. He uses a wide variety of materials including ivory, stag, exotic hardwoods, silver, copper and gold in order to create the beautiful works of art that are his knives. All of Jody’s knives are one-of a-kind.