My name is Mark Strauss. I am the owner of Knifeology. I enjoy watches, wine, cigars, guns, fast cars, an occasional scotch and, of course, custom knives. I have been collecting knives since 1980. I first became interested in knives through using knives from makers such as Case, Gerber, Puma, etc. My introduction to custom knives came about as a result of my wandering the isles of a gun show and stumbling into a talented knife maker by the name of Joel Chamblin, from whom I acquired my first custom knife, a small gentlemen’s single blade inter-frame folder with Abalone inlays.
My custom knife collecting has continued with a primary focus on gentleman's pocket folders including those that are highly engraved. I, by no means however limit myself to this genre, my interests extend to tactical knives, bowies, etc. A beautiful knife is a beautiful knife.