Chuck Gedraitis Bio-Ever since I can remember I have had a fascination with knives. My grandfather gave me my first pocketknife when I was 5, and it was that moment that did it. I started making knives by taking apart my mothers kitchen knives. My parents thought that there was something "wrong" with me because I had a fascination with sharp objects. That all changed when I took them to a local knife show and showed them a whole room of people interested in knives. I seriously began making knives when I was 16. I am now 36 years old and have been making knives for 20 years. For the past 10 years I have mainly concentrated on making folding knives and automatics.