Herb Derr Born in Pennsylvania more than 50 years ago, this knifemaker is renown as both a metal artist and a bladesmith.
According to an article that first appeared in Field & Stream in 2006, Derr lives in St. Albans, West Virginia. His interest in knifemaking grew from a serious hobby in the early 1990s to genuine study in Damascus steel and other patterns. He has studied under Hugh Bartrug and other bladesmiths, but his passion for creating knives in artistic Damascus patterns has earned him a unique reputation as a metal artist and maker of knives. Read the complete article from Field & Stream>