From time to time I'll post up something about Thomas Perrin (Thomp). Those who are regulars on the WOODCARVING ILLUSTRATED magazine on line forum will recognize the name. Thomas took great pleasure in offering up help to new and experienced wood carvers. Thomas liked to tell the story of his real area of expertise - he called it "Tom Sawyering". What he meant was that he'd come up with an idea and make the initial move to implementing the idea; then get someone else to further carry it out. That's how he got me into helping with this blog.
Thomas was one of the most sharing talents that there is. Thomas gave me this knife soon after I met him. I think it was one of the first knifes that he made. It's a good one too. Rest in Peace Thomas.