my life I have been a maker of
many things, a jack-of-all-trades if you will.
a knife had been
with me for a long time. Ever since I was a small
boy I have always carried a knife, to me it was
an Indispensable tool, never to be without. Later
on in years, it was a good friend & hunting
partner who finally got me started in knife making,
though he was unaware of it. Every time we went
hunting he would tell anyone who would listen
about his knife, an old Rudy Ruana. The knife
at that time was nothing special, so one day
after hearing one of his stories for umpteenth
decided to make a knife of my own. I was going
to apply all my crafting skills to this task.
Little did I know that what I was plunging into
going to evolve from a hobby, to an obsession,
to something that would become my livelihood.
What Others are saying...
have a most fortunate job--photographing some of the world's finest
handmade custom knives. Because of such, I have had a chance to handle
work from the most noted makers in the industry. Stan's fitment, material
selection, and his sense of design rivals, if not exceeds, maker's
whose work is worth triple what he is asking for his work. Do not delay
the call to him to order what will likely be one of your most gratifying
and valuable custom knife purchases."
Jim Cooper - www.SharpByCoop.com
" From a purveyors point of view many collectors at the shows gravitate directly to his work and are plesantly surprised at how well the knife is constructed, designed and feels in the hand. His choice of premium materials, attention to detail, fit and finish as well as price point are all strong factors which add up to excellent value. It is a pleasure to display his work amongst some of the best knife makers in the industry "
Michael Donato, Purveyor of Fine Custom Knives
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