Alistair first got interested in knives back when he was in scouts as a lad. He found out that our local butcher was a part time custom knife maker and he showed him a few things and gave him some steel to make his first knife. Unfortunately before Alistair could finish it off his family moved and that knife blank sat in his desk drawer for 15 years unfinished. It went through 8 moves but was never forgotten. Alistair got back into knife making again when he did a course at the Tharwa Valley Forge. He finished his first knife on that course and then 16 years after it was started Alistair finished his second knife.
Since then he has become a full member of the Australian Knifemakers Guild. Acquired a fair bit more equipment and in 2008 he started to specialize in folding knives.
Alistair won the "Best Folder" Prize at the 2012 Australian Knifemakers Guild Show in Melbourne.
Alistair's website can be seen here