David Boye began his knifemaking career in 1971 when his personal values
drove him to seek alternatives to life in academic psychology. Entirely
self-taught, in 1975 he authored his now-classic text, Step by
Step Knifemaking: You Can Do It (click
here to read about this book). He is widely recognized as one of the
leaders of modern custom knifemaking.
Some Family History
Knifemaker David Boye comes from a seafaring family -- his great-grandfather in Denmark was a merchant on the Atlantic, and his grandfather was a sea captain on the U. S. Pacific coast. His father was a tugboat captain who tragically lost his leg in a tangled tow line in San Francisco Bay in 1943.
We know the importance of having a good knife when you need it. We sincerely hope we can add safety and utility to your life at sea.