| The Alamo may be the must see of all must sees for knife fans, including knifemaker Steve Hill (in buckskins), shown here with the Alamo's assistant curator, Ernesto Rodriguez III (left).
"I'm proud to have made and donated a Bowie knife to the Alamo in 2006, where it is on permanent display in the 'Evolution of the Bowie Knife' exhibit in the gift shop," Hill said, shown holding the knife here.
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| Music has been an absolute must in my life for as long as I can remember. I recall a moment of magic, sitting in a dark theatre, watching Elvis singing and playing his guitar, and thinking to myself that it looked like a good thing to do. I was only 6 at the time and I'm thankful that my mom was understanding enough to put a guitar under the Christmas tree. So began my love affair with the instrument, which really turned torrid, with the arrival of The Beatles and The Rolling Stones in America, and forming my own band. Playing at school dances soon followed.
After graduation, my entertainment career began by hitting the Cape Cod coffee house circuit, where I was a summer regular. A Canadian concert promoter caught my act and gave me a spot on a tour of the Maritime Provinces, supporting the bands "Lighthouse" and "Pacific Gas and Electric". I also did some solo shows at various venues, while in Canada. Upon my return to the States, I performed an eclectic mix of music (rock, funk, acoustic & top 40), with bands and solo engagements, in Boston area clubs.
In 1979 I moved to Florida and joined "The Screamin' Bluejays", one of the South's hottest blues bands. While with the 'Jays, I met Stevie Ray Vaughan and we enjoyed a friendship right up until his untimely departure from this earth. He taught me to 'sing it with soul and play it with feeling'. During this time I also began writing and performing parodies of popular rock songs at comedy clubs, as well as on radio and television, throughout Florida. The mid 80's found me back in the Boston area, sharing the stage with the talented comics, Jimmy Tingle(60 Minutes II), Lenny Clark and Steven Wright, at Stitches and Nick's Comedy Stop. I also fronted "The Burnin' Sensations", a South Shore blues band, that was featured on the "Showcase" television show and was rebroadcast several times, due to popular demand.
I began custom knife making in the late 80's and performed occasionally, while building my craft business. Some musicians of note, who had me make knives for them, include: David Crosby, James Taylor, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Lonnie Mack, Ted Nugent, Brad Whitford, Joe Perry and Steven Tyler of "Aerosmith"