Kevin has had a strong interest in knives and knife making since he was young. He participated in a weekend class here at Tharwa Valley Forge in October 2010 and was hooked from that moment. Kevin was keen to progress with knife making and with the assistance of Karim he started getting together the tools and know how to take on knife making out of his own garage. Kevin volunteered to assist in the running of classes so that he could develop his knowledge and skills and this has led him to take on a teaching role at the forge.
Under the guidance of Karim, Kevin has expanded his skills to become self-sufficient in knife making undertaking forging, heat treating, handle construction and sheath making. Kevin also makes his own Damascus steel and enjoys the freedom of being to explore creating various patterns through this process.
His website can been seen here - kevsforge.com