I would like to begin by saying that my passion for the Native American Culture was born in my early childhood. I was always fascinated by the traditions and life style of the Lakota People. A special connection to the land of the Northern Plains people motivated me to move to the Black Hills Region of South Dakota. I attended Oglala Lakota College on the Pine Ridge Reservation and lived and learned the life ways of the Sioux people for years. I applied all of my knowledge to my art. I painted, Sculpted, and created the images of The Native American People as well as their clothes and weapons.
I returned to NYC to complete my eduction and earn a degree in science. Also here in New York I studied Ancient Roman History and Art. Among my best pieces you will find the Bronze Age and Nordic Bronze Age weapons. The Nordic Bronze Age encompasses the countries now now know as Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway, and Northern Germany. The swords of those regions are typically longer, larger, and heavier than the main land European swords. My swords are functional and hammer hardened along the edges to harden and strengthen the cutting edge, just like the originals were. Most of my swords are under a Kilogram in weight with the only exceptions being in the Nordic swords which weight approx. 1.5 Kilograms and are larger in general.
I cast all of the pieces using one or all of four techniques Lost Wax Casting, Sand Casting, Stone Casting, and Bronze Molds.
This site attempts only a brief overview of my diverse work. I will be providing "Video Casts of Sword Casting Seminars and Tutorials". There will be also a series of biweekly blog postings available on this site.
I am hoping that you enjoy this site. I am welcoming to any questions and suggestions that you may have for me.