Eilean Donan Castle...The ancestral home of the Clan McRae, way north in the western highlands of Scotland. Where the mountainous terrain, forbidding weather and the strict adherence to tradition made for a people hardy and strong; a people given to quick laughter, and equally quick bursts of temper. It is from this past that I come. And from this tradition come the knives I make.
I am a bladesmith. The concessions that I make to knifemaking are few: Only high carbon, non-stainless steels are used, and modern heat treating methods are employed to bring out the best performance that a given piece of steel can yield. Broadswords, dirks and sgian dubhs become an extension of the body, and are truly "live" blades.