I just want to state that I have been very lucky. It is a great honor to be able to work with such great companies.
My focus will be narrowed down in the upcoming year-years, now that I have found a few good companies that I consider movers & shakers, accomadating, and bold enough to step out of the box. I love designing knives. Along with my familey its my life.
I have learned much in the past few years. I am thankful.
A special thanks goes to:
Les Robertson for the Krait, Vanguard and good advice.
All the good folks that buy my products and keep the faith.
David Bloch for taking the first step.
Will Fennel.... THE BEST.
Philip Gibbs (A real knife pioneer ) for guidance and the sounding board.
Barnaby Zelman for his honesty and faith.
Ethan Becker .. a growing relationship, best bush knife designer I know. Damned good cook!
Mike Turber and Spark for allowing Bf to exsist, also brutal honesty.
A. Lombardo for his brutal knife testing, honesty and design insight.
Steve Harvey for his brutal honesty and design ideas.
Rob Simonich for allowing test comparisons on steels in private and bringing talonite to the market. Your a pioneer Rob! A true friend. (love my Pikuni)
All the good folks (you know our secret) that test knives for me and help with pre design ideas.
Dexter Ewing the word man.
Shack, Joe Kertzman.
Steven Dick !
Pat Covert, Cam hopkins
All the folks I missed
Most of all.. a mentor, The gentleman knifemaker Kit Carson. Its an honor to know you Kit.
Wow, Darrel, you are one awesome individual!!!!!!!
Take care!! Michael
Always think of your fellow knife makers as partners in the search for the perfect blade, not as people trying to compete with you and your work! http://www.nebsnow.com/L6steel
Buzzards gotta eat, same as worms!!!
Only years ago I would have never thought that I would even be a thought in anyones mind who has brought so much to the knife community. I consider you a friend and asset to the entire industry. You are pushing the envelope and that is what makes you and your designs so freaking awesome baby!
Live long a prosper you bastid!
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