My name is Justin Richard. I am a knife maker in Southern New Hampshire. I started making knives in 2018 with just a wood belt sander and some hand tools. I really enjoy the combination of art and utility that knife making offers. I find it really satisfying to make something that looks great but also feels good and functions well. The balance of all those elements is difficult to achieve, but makes it that much more rewarding when it comes together. With the availability of different steels and handle materials, and the huge variety of combinations that can be made for both aesthetics and utility, I really enjoy the creativity involved in making knives.