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I have over 25 years of experience in the Knife industry as a collector, researcher, retailer, and wholesaler. My expertise includes handmade, commercial, antique and custom cutlery, custom blades or sheaths, as well as knife making and repair, knife value estimates and appraisals, and knife law and violations. I am also knowledgeable about historical aspects of reconstruction and manufacture of arms, armor and garb; the historical definitions of dagger, dirk, switchblade, dangerous knife, and deadly weapon.
I have more than 45 years experience in the Knife and Sword Making industry with over 40 years in blacksmithing. I have experience with folding steel and forging, koto sword craftsmanship, sword restoration, and scientific analysis of sword structure and composition. I am familiar with various European, Chinese, Japanese, and Middle Eastern styles of sword and knife making.