Scott, who has a Master Degree in Biology, started making knives as a hobby in 1970. When he started making knives it was difficult as there were no books on knife making and very few makers around who could give advise. Scott’s mentor was Bernard Sparks, one of the founding members of the Guild. In 1976, along with Steve Mullin, Scott became a professional knife maker. His first shop was built of logs. Scott makes beautiful knives, mostly folders and is known for his lapidary skills, he makes extensive use of stones as inlays. Besides knives Scott's other interests are hunting, fishing, and flying. His wife Marian is a full time engraver and does many of Scott's knives. Scott is an is an Ornithologist and names his knife models after birds.