Naylor taught himself to make knives as a boy and has made them as a hobby ever since. After retiring from touring with bands supporting Mel Tillis and Marty Robbins he returned home and resumed his hobby as a full-time business. He crafts about 300 knives each year, often custom orders. Partner Richard Davies fabricates leather sheaths for each one.
- Bolton, Mike (July 5, 2009) "Oneonta knife maker's hobby is crafting family heirlooms." Birmingham News