As long as I can remember, I’ve been interested and intrigued with metals and metalworking. The love affair began at my grandfather’s farm. I watched my beloved grandfather do repairs around the farm and carve wood. The tools here stylized, ornate and highly decorated by skilled craftsmen of the time, as much a labor of love for the craftsmen as those who used the tools in their daily chores.

I naturally began cleaning up the old tools at the age of 8. I would take them apart, reassemble them and then learn how to mold raw materials into original creations. 

Alan Folts