Hi, I am James
Welcome to my site. As you can see I have many interests. First and foremost I am a knife maker. I was privileged to take the Intro. Course at the American Bladesmith Society (A.B.S.) School under Master Smith Jim Batson in October 1998.
In October 1999 I took a Handle & Guards Class with Master Smith Joe Keeslar and in October 2002 I took a Damascus class with Master Smith Tim Foster.
I earned my Journeymen Smith Rating with the (A.B.S.) in2003. I have taken other classes as well. Quillion Dagger Class with Master Smith Kevin Cashen and several others.
I am a flintknapper of 20 years and was the co-host of the Clinch River Knap-in for 10 years and still attend many knap-ins.
I do wood working and wood carving as well as antler, bone, shell, stone and ivory.
I attended the standard course at Tom Brown’s Survival School in 1993. I have studied primitive skills, survival skills and bush craft for many years. I teach survival classes though out the year. I also teach survival classes with Darryl Patton of Gadsen, AL. Darryl has a great website that you can visit at http://thesouthernherbalist.com/.
I have studied the Art of Ninjutsu since the late 80’s and I have earned a 6th degree black belt.
I hope you enjoy the site, and drop me a email or call anytime.