Ralph Bone made high quality handmade fighting and sportsman's knives in Lubbock, Texas from 1964 to 1970. Bone was best known as a custom knife maker, for the first one half of his life and later, as a custom gun maker and highly innovative master engraver, which he pursued until his death. Actually, Ralph Bone made his first knife when he was nine years old. He produced knives, thereafter, until he died. Enedino De Leon joined the company in 1969, as a Marine Corp veteran. Bone taught De Leon to make knives and conveyed to me, late in his life, that De Leon was his favorite knife maker.
He also made knives in association with Ed Spencer (the precision rifle barrel maker), G W Stone (Bone made the knives; Stone did the marketing), Sam Arnett (financial partner of Ralph Bone Knife Co).