Michael has been creating metal for the over 15 years. Most of this time has been in the creation of fine one-of-a-kind silver jewellery. For the past 3 years, Mike has been spending more of his time at the forge, hammering metal into fine edged blades. His knife handles are created with caribou and moose antler with many being inlayed with precious metal and local gemstones that he has cut and polished in his studio. Michael often shapes the knife pommels into sculptural forms that are inspired by natural elements found in Newfoundland and Labrador’s boreal forest and peat bogs that surround his studio.
Michael’s designs are also influenced by traditional metal-smithing, the arts and crafts movement and his love love of the fantasy genre, both in literature and role play gaming. Michael’s goal is for each piece that he creates is for it to be as beautiful as it is functional.