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Previously Sold Knives

Bill Ruple

Bill is one of the top traditional style knifemakers on today's custom knife scene. He has won multiple awards for his work. He builds single and multi-blade pieces including an occasional 5 blader. He built and sold his first knives in 1988. some perspective from Bill on his work; "I prefer making slip joints, however I do make some locking folders by special request. My first love is reproducing some of the older patterns made by the early knife companies, but I do make more "modern" looking knives as well". Bill does also does some fine file work on his knives adding a modern touch to the traditional look of many of the patterns he reproduces. Bill's knives carry on the great tradition of handmade American cutlery and will be a treasured family heirloom.

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