Lyle, Ernie

I have been making knives and swords since 1972 and a member of the Knifemakers Guild since 1976. For the past 30 years my knives have been purchased by collectors from the USA and foreign countries such as Australia, Germany, and Brazil. The best stainless and damascus steels are used and I handpick the materials for the handles. Heat treatment is done by the "renowned" Paul Bos. I do my own engraving in my studio, but upon request I have Julie Warenski engrave and Linda Karst Stone, or Sandra Brady scrimshaw special pieces. There are no apprentices or helpers in my shop and all work is done by me on hand operated machinery with no CNC or laser cut parts. I do not consider myself a machinist, but rather an artist in a medium that gives me an outlet for my designs and creative talents.