My Credentials

sharp knife My CredentialsAfter being a machinist for 25 years, working on machinery, lathes, and mills, I started sharpening knives and tools for friends, and developed a passion for professional knife sharpening.

In the process I came across the world-renowned Murray Carter, a 17th-generation Yoshimoto Bladesmith, American Bladesmith Society Certified Master Bladesmith, and custom knife maker who studied in Japan for 20 years.

I am a certified graduate of Murray’s Traditional Japanese Bladesmithing school, the only such school in North America. Since its commencement, the school remains the most exclusive instruction of its kind in the world.

Carter is currently the only Master Bladesmith in the U.S. making custom kitchen knives.

I’ve been personally mentored and certified by Murray, and I correspond with him frequently.

Learn more about me here.

murray carter blade sharpener certification My Credentials

Enjoy this video of Murray Carter demonstrating “Scary Sharp” by shaving with a knife: