Jason shaped his first knife in 2004 out of an old file heated in a propane forge. His blade and overall designs are all original and 100% sole authorship, including the heat treatment of the blade steel. He designs and constructs the sheaths in addition to other leather and canvas articles – including bags, totes, and accessories. Describing the work he says, “I strive to combine beauty and function to create useable works of art. It is my desire to elevate the knife beyond being just a tool.” He is also a dedicated musician – performing guitar, harmonica, and vocals in the groups Brave Cowboy and Northwoods Blues Project.