Scott Taylor passed away in 2005. He was a teacher to many and will be greatly missed.
Scott was interested in edged weapons since he was a very small child according to his mom. He made his first knife, at the age of 13, from a carbon steel Sheffield blade kit using only a wood rasp and sandpaper. It kept him occupied the whole summer!
His enthusiasm for knives had not lessened any since then. In 1995 he started seriously making knives with blanks from Bob and Stevie Engnath. In the process, he found he had much to learn! Bob introduced Scott to the California Knife Makers Association, a nicer and more helpful group would be hard to find! Then came his downfall, he picked up a hammer! Totally obsessed now, he started to forge & joined the American Bladesmith Society.
In 1998, with much encouragement from family & friends, he finally decided that his work was of a quality that he could let others see and exhibited in Oregon at the OKCA show. One of the main reasons he stayed in this field is that he had never, in any other endeavor, met a nicer, friendlier group of people than those associated with knives, either as makers, collectors, purveyors, in publicity & advertising, or just as an enthusiast.
He strongly felt that form followed function. The intended use of a knife should dictate its basic design and construction. Scott was the sole author in the construction of his knives.
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