Just A Few Of Our
Featured Appearances:
A proud member of:

** Colt Collectors Association **

** Previous Voting Member of
Knifemakers' Guild **

** FEGA **
(Firearms Engravers Guild of America)
As far back as I can remember I’ve worked with my hands creating different forms of art; drawing,
sculpting, tattooing, jewelry making, carving and others.

As a 28-year aerospace prototype fabricator welder, I have enjoyed creating things with metal from
scratch.  I started attending knife shows, reading any book I could and questioned many seasoned
masters of the knife making art whom encouraged me to follow my love of art and creating.  

I attended my first Badger Knife Show (1998) and was honored with the “Judge’s Award for Artistry”
as well as a few awards within the NCCA Organization and local shows.

Winning these awards fueled my desire to learn more and become a member of the coveted Knife
maker’s Guild, which I achieved in 2002.  Thanks to the help of masters like Joe Szilaski, Jim Siska,
Larry Lund and Tom McCluin to name a few.  

At the Las Vegas Antique Arms & Shot Show my work was displayed for Colt Gun Company. I’ve been
featured on the cover of Knives 2004, in Knife World and Guns Magazine.

I specialize in art knives of all types. My favorite knives are Sub-Hilt Fighters.  Common blade steels
are 1095, 01, carbon Damascus, ATS34, and others. The preferred handle materials are ivory, exotic
woods, pearl or other natural materials. I embellish my work with file work, scrimshaw, engraving,
stone settings and hand-tooled sheaths using hand-made chisels and other tools.  All my work is sole
authorship.  My prices range from $350 and up.  
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Susan Ellis, all rights reserved
Incorporated May, 2008

Updated: April, 2014
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Sue Ellis, Owner
"Willy B."
William B. Ellis, Maker
  • Ivory and Exotic Woods
  • Deer and Moose Antler
  • Carvings
  • Scrimshaw
  • Engraving
  • File Work
  • Gem Setting
  • Ivory and Wood Grips
  • Carvings
  • Scrimshaw
  • Engraving
  • Bluing
  • Plating; Nickel, Silver
  • Repairs/Refurbishing
"Article by Earl Whitney"
Rampant Colt CCA
FALL 2011 (Pg. 9-14)
"Article by Earl Whitney"
Rampant Colt CCA
FALL 2010 (Pg. 10-13)
"Article by John Taffin"
Presented in Guns Magazine
July 2003, (Pg. 48)
Knifemaker's Showcase in Blade Magazine
and "2004" Cover of Knives
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Specialize in Antique Firearms
1898 and before only!