I was very interested in his work when he first started advertising in periodicals such as "Fighting Knives". I called him and received a catalogue of his work which included color photos. I was very impressed.
I finally got to see some of his work at the NYCustom Knife Show a few years ago and was a bit disappointed! For a new knifemaker on the scene, his prices seemed a bit high considering the fit and finish of his knives. I was ready to buy one of his knives but when I was asked to pay $400+ for a knife with a very unappealing resin coated handle, I declined. It looked as though the knife was dipped in some type of rubber and was slowly peeling off. Now I know the resin coat is actually very durable, but for a knife at this price who wants nylon chord wrapped in unaesthetic "rubber"?
When I pay for a handmade knife at a high price, I want a knife that feels good in the hand - really alive. I just didn't get that feeling with JSP blades at the time.