Former Starbucks manager finds new passion with knives

HOUSTON, Texas -- Russell Montgomery went from making coffee at Starbucks to making custom knives.

Montgomery said he always liked knives and loved the idea of making them with his own two hands. He trained for nearly six weeks in Oregon, learning the art of knife making and what went into designing custom blades.

Montgomery soon opened his shop called Serenity Knives, honoring the peace that came to him when working on a blade.

According to Montgomery, the difference between a cheap knife and an expensive knife is the quality of steel.

Montgomery said you can get a cheap knife from any big box store, and it won't last long. But a good quality knife will stay sharp for a year or longer.

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