I find discarded materials to fashion my pieces. Gathering the materials needed to make each piece is an integral part of the process. I find 100-year-old discarded steel to hand forge each of my knives. I describe my work as functional art. While my finished work is not traditional to the eye, the process of a blade being forged remains the same. I believe tradition is being made in the present. What I do today in art could very well be considered traditional 50 years from now.