North Bay Forge was founded in 1987 when my wife and I moved to Waldron Island. Toolsmithing held a
particular fascination for me in its technical metallurgical aspects because of my engineering background.
(I graduated from Rutgers University in 1980 with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering.) I was absolutely intrigued with
applying theoretical concepts to highly refined steels that I could hammer on my anvil, heat treat,
and then run a myriad of tests to see which ones held up the best! Such was the beginning of my education in this
trade which has become my life's work.
After over 25 years of making thousands of knives, I am still challenged to make the absolute best knives I can so that the people
who use them will be amazed at how well they perform - that is what keeps me going.
The most meaningful part of my business is having great customers who appreciate my tools.
Thank you all!