David started his carrier in the entertainment industry in 1980 when he moved to LA. Working in film and television productions such as Grease 2. Crime Story, Call to Glory and a daytime TV show. Throughout this time his study of the martial art grew to include the sword.
While teaching theatrical combat in the early 90’s David began to build weapons for use in class and stage productions. This soon led to the opening of his prop business The Hollywood Combat Center, a prop company focused on historical and fantasy bladed weapons. Those weapons have been seen in film and TV show such as Legion, Queen of Swords, Deadliest Warrior, Dragon Ball Z, Joana Hex and many more.
The desire to make fully functional bladed weapons was a natural progression and Baker Blades was created.
Over the past 12 years David’s career has brought him back i n front of the camera on show such as More Extreme Marksmen, 101 weapons that Changed the World, Dude What if, Deadliest Warrior and Forged in Fire.
As a Weapons Smith, over the past 12 years, David has made more exotic and ethnocentric weapons than most. And each of those weapons has been put through some of the most grueling tests imaginable.
Now with his new shop in Virginia, David plans to expand his work on bladed weapons and begin teaching classes in blade smithing.