I've always admired the military man because of the regimen and order that encapsulates the service. Neal Green embodies his career in the U.S. Army in his knives in a way that follows a structured and clean look, but also gives way to his creative eye by allowing him to play with themes and materials, to juxtapose order in an otherwise chaotic medium. His knives and leatherwork are some of the cleanest out there for a "new" knifemaker, and his personality and enthusiasm for the craft is a tide that levels all boats. I got to spend some quality time with him, peaking a little further behind the curtain than he shares on social media, and we talked about some core ideologies, interests and goals that I think unite all of us in this craft.
You can find Neal on Instagram, and his Website, and I recommend you pick up one of his very reasonably priced knives. They're superb quality.