My work is typically commissioned based on things that I've done in the past. I specialize in the use of rare and ancient materials and like to create a piece that has it's own story to tell and then have that story extend into the life of my customer. My work is usually linked to historical reality but I like to have fun with speculation. I'm open to doing historical replicas as well.. an endeavor that presents it's own challenges. My swords and knives are meant to be used and are fully functional tools and weapons of heirloom quality. They are usually comfortable and appropriate as display pieces... but ultimately they are the real thing. I have no interest in 'props'.