Neil began making knives in his dad's metal shop class in eighth grade. In 1995 Neil turned his knife making hobby into a more serious venture, investing in some serious knife making equipment so he could began making knives part time after his "real job". That same year his family relocated to Lakeland, Florida and shortly after that move he began developing standard models, including hunters that he could sell. Neil's experience hunting, feedback from friends and his background as a machinist have served him well developing his own style. Neil specializes in tactical style folders, many of them dressed up. His knives are solid, well built and feel good in the hand.