My name is Enrique Pena, I am 32 years old and live in Laredo, Texas. Married to a beautiful wife and have three beautiful girls which are three, five and seven years old. I started making knives when I was 13, I would make them out of old files using a stone grinder that I put together with a motor that I bought at a flea market for five dollars and a stone and arbor that I purchased at an Ace Hardware store and then would put wooden handles on them. They were crude but I enjoyed making them. After a while I stopped making knives until around late 2006 when I saw a custom knife that a friend Armando Flores had made. I asked him if he would teach me to make knives and I got hooked on knife making. The first knife I made after taking lessons from my friend was a single bladed slitjoint knife. Later I met Bill Ruple and he helped me refined my knife making skills, I also received mentoring from Rusty Preston. I am now blessed to call these two men friends and mentors in my knife making endeavor. I exclusively build traditional slipjoint and some lock back patterns. I am now a full time knife maker and also build and sell custom grinders for knife making. I always strive for excellence in every knife I make, because I feel every knife is a reflection of my workmanship and my knives are designed to be carried and used. Due to the nature of natural handle material, I can not guarantee changes that may occur to it. For example cracks shrinkage or warpage due to natural processes occurring on the handle material.