Paul was already a knife maker when he started learning bladesmithing from Bill Moran; Bill is the father of the resurgence of traditional hand forged blades in the U.S. Paul spent several years in Maryland learning the craft of the forged knife. He also spent some time with Rod Chapel and perfected his grinding methods while in the Military at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
Paul feels it is important to show his appreciation of both Bill and Rodís kindness, as well as patience. Without the influence of both men, Paul would not be the blade smith he is today and has been for over 40 years. He prefers to work with high-carbon steel. Paul and his wife have spent time in both Alaska and Colorado, finally settling in Tacoma Washington, where they have their store.
Dee Button, Paulís wife and business partner, has been in the knife industry for over 20 years, and has forged some knives. Dee found she had an affinity to leather rather than metal. She makes protective sheaths for the custom knives forged by Paul. Dee also brings her expertise in sales, and administration to the business.
Vulcan Knife LLC offers the best sharpening service in the world for knives, cutlery, swords, lawn tools, axes, hatches scissors and many other items.
We also offer a restoration and repair service for current and vintage items. If interested in this service, please send photos of your item via email with a phone number so we can contact you. However, it is best if we can 'see' the item(s) to give you a good quote.