It's hard to imagine someone more famous or highly regarded in the realm of custom folding knives. Ron Lake is not only a living legend as well as the originator of the Inter-frame folding knife, but he is one of the most accomplished makers of custom knives period. Ron Lake has been called "the father of the modern folding knife" and literally co-authored the book on them in 1988, How To Make Folding Knives. At this point Ron only makes a few knives a year and they always sell via lottery or bid up and go for stunning prices. He has won numerous awards, developed, patented and licensed multiple mechanisms. he no longer accepts orders.