About SH9

gp94Being the sole proprietor and owner of SH9 Edge Works allows me to pursue making a living doing what I love, and that is the main reason I have set up this website. I was born and raised here in Albuquerque, and continue to make it my home and base of operations for my high quality knife making business.

I found my first pocketknife in the backyard when I was 6 years old, and began tinkering around trying to refurbish right away. It has been a love affair ever since and I delight in the fact that I can now help my customers get their hands on what I strive to make: the “best knife they have ever owned.”

Before I opened up SH9 Edge Works, I spent 16 years in the Navy SEALs, serving on both coasts with multiple combat and non-combat deployments, and serving as a BUD/s Instructor, so my love of knives had time to build up a tactical side as well.

I built my first knife from scratch back in 2009, and my friends loved it so much that they began asking me to build them something similar. In 2012, I opened this business out of my home shop here just outside of Albuquerque, and I am happy to report that I have a growing list of satisfied customers from all around the world.

Over the years, I have had to opportunity to develop a few of my own favorite designs, including my awesome survival hatchet, and my take on the ancient Viking knife known as the Scramasax. I have also helped dozens of friends and customers bring their own designs into reality, by collaborating with them and creating custom knives based on their ideas or drawings.

  I truly enjoy creating high quality pieces and developing the art form of custom knife creation. But at the end of the day, the satisfied look on the face of my customer when they hold their new high quality blade in their hand for the first time makes this all worthwhile for me. 

Knife making is a fun but demanding art form, rendering a finished piece that is always a treasure to behold. I truly enjoy creating high quality pieces and developing the art form of custom knife creation. But at the end of the day, the satisfied look on the face of my customer when they hold their new high quality blade in their hand for the first time makes this all worthwhile for me.