Bill Ruple Custom Knives

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.

Previously Sold Knives by Bill Ruple

RupleSwayback Bill Ruple Splitback Whittler Bill Ruple Harness Jack

Swayback, Amber Stag

Splitback Whittler, Gold Pins and Escutcheon

Harness jack, Amber Stag

Bill Ruple Trapper Nathan Dickinson engraved Bill Ruple_Lock Back Whittler
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Trapper, Mammoth, Nathan Dickinson Engraver

LockBack Whittler, Stag

Trapper

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Bill Ruple Saddlehorn Mammoth
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Trapper, Electric Blue Carbon Fiber

Saddlehorn w/Mammoth

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