September 30, 2018:    Thanks for viewing my website.  I have been out of touch lately with other family issues taking up my time but am back in the shop now filling orders and making blades for hunting season.  My backlog of orders has been largely worked down and I am now adding a couple of M4 pack knives to my inventory of available knives.  More to come!  If you desire a custom, please contact me and get on the list as orders always have precedence over knives for inventory .  I will try to accommodate your timeline.  Please email or give me a call.


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Welcome to!   I am Ron Rosenbaugh, the creator of the handmade custom knives that you will see on these pages.  I have been a hunter (with a passion for bow hunting) and a fisherman for over 60 years.  I grew up in New Mexico and hunted the Rocky Mountains West and the West Coast states.

I now live in Illinois and enjoy hunting Midwest whitetail deer, turkey, and other game.   In my hunting career, I have developed some firm preferences and opinions on what makes a great hunting knife.  I had also sketched some of my ideas on my ideal hunting knife and several years ago met a custom knife maker who was generous with his time and advice in helping me achieve my dream – to make my custom knives. He also inspired me to help others make their dream knife also become a reality.  As my skills have developed over the years, and in addition to my hunting knives, I have started making some tactical knives and Japanese cord wrapped style blades.  It is a lot of fun being able to conceptualize a blade, design it, and put it into steel.  The options are almost limitless.

My greatest satisfaction is tinkering with my ideas and also working with a customer to make a fully custom knife from the materials that the customer desires, converting his dream into reality.  Please feel free to contact me at any time to discuss your dream knife.

I also have some inventory, which can be viewed in the Available Knives section of the site.  There is also a Gallery of knives already sold.  If you are interested in one of those knives, or a modification of one for a custom knife, send me an email using the Contact Us page.

Please stop and visit with me at the knife shows I will display at in 2019.

Show Dates Venue City
Annual Badger Knife Show March 29-31, 2019 Holiday Inn Express & Janesville Conference Center. Janesville, WI