Steve Jernigan is a native Floridian and avid outdoorsman actively engaged in hunting,
fishing, scuba diving, spearfishing and underwater salvage. So, he has needed to have a knife in his working possession all of his life.
Steve made his first knife in high school, but got serious with the craft in 1982, and joined the Knifemaker's Guild in 1984. In 1989 he began making knives full-time and attended all of the New York and New Jersey international knife shows for the following 16 years; attended the Guild Show regularly as well as the Blade Show for the past 28 years.
Steve's knife awards include the prestigious Beretta Gun Manufacturer's "Craftsmanship Award", "The Red Watson Friendship Award", "Best Folder of Show" award at the first Florida Invitational Knife Show as well as others. Steve uses several different locking systems, including a unique lock of his own design for double action autos.
The CRKT® Persian Folder pocket knife is designed by Steve Jernigan.