LarryHanksSmith Valley, Nevada

Practically born a woodworker, Larry Hanks’ talents flowed into jewelry design and foundry work, and culminated in a decorated career as a tattoo artist. Then he met Ken Onion. Larry’s knife engraving was so skilled that Ken Onion enlisted his talents shortly after they met, and now they’ve been working together for over 20 years. It wasn’t until four short years ago that Larry took on his own projects. The progression was natural, and there’s no doubt around here that his knifemaking career will soon eclipse his tattooing career.