Ford Swauger has been making knives for many years part-time while working his main occupation as Fire Chief. Retired after 30+ years in the Fire Service and 9 years in gunsmithing, now his main past time is knifemaking. Mr. Swauger designs and crafts knives of all styles including fixed blades, folders, automatics, and miniatures. He also makes his own Damascus, from simple twists to patterned mosaic using L-6, 1095, and 01. He does all his own work on each knife, including the Damascus, carving, file-art, anodizing, heat-treating and forging. Each of Ford Swauger's knives are hand-crafted, no two knives are exact in the finished product.