Since 1993, Rick has been engraving and making knives full time. He learned the skills to create quality mosaic Damascus steel from Shane Taylor, Steve Schwarzer, and Rick Dunkerly in 1998. His knifemaking work includes high-quality art folders, daggers, and Bowies, for which Eaton has sole authorship. His fine engraving includes scrollwork, gold inlay, full relief, banknote, and Italian bulino. Bringing together all the elements of a knife — heat treatments, steel creation, engraving, and the final finish — to make a beautiful, well-crafted piece is what Eaton loves most about his art.