Bill Ruple is a traditional pattern slipjoint maker living in Pleasanton, TX. He had a career as a peanut farmer but started making knives in 1988. He went into full- time knifemaking in 2002.
He enjoys teaching and has taught many talented knifemakers over the years.
He makes both single and multi-blade knives, but multi-blade folders are the ones he enjoys the most. Bill describes knifemaking as his labor of love.
In this video, Bill demonstrates how he makes a three blade sowbelly with stag scales.
Total Run Time: 2 Hours 34 Minutes