I have been grinding for about 2 years learning as I go. I was introduced to knife making by Adam PARKER when we were in the Army together and he showed me some knives he made for some of the other guys. It wasnt untill about 2 years ago when i got back in contact with Adam that i spent a weekend at his house learning some tricks of the trade and since then I have been bitten really hard by the knife making bug. I make my knives using the stock removal method. I grind free hand and so far grind hollow grinds way better than flat. I am a keen hunter and fisherman and know what is expected from a knife.