A former Greenville based real-estate developer, craftsman Frank Bridwell is a now full time custom knife maker residing in the small fishing town of McClellanville. His father, Woodrow "Woody" Bridwell, was a farmer, textile worker, and avid hunter and fisherman who taught his son how to use edged tools at a very early age. Frank Bridwell would later come to realize his career destiny, but at a young age he remembers fondly that a good axe, pocket knife, butcher or sporting knife were always sharp and ready to go.
"Every knife I owned during those years, even the one I carried to school every day, was razor sharp. The "Woody" brand is an acknowledgment of my dad's influence in instilling a love for fine cutting tools in me. My customers now call me "Woody" and I like it!"
While Bridwell grew up with an appreciation for cutlery, it wasn’t until the mid-eighties when he began collecting and trading knives that he realized his passion for custom, handmade knives.