Here at RT Custom Knives we pride ourselves on making that one of a kind knife for you and you alone that will endure for generations. One that you will be proud to use and pass on to your grandchildren.
THE BUILDING PROCESS
step 1. discussion
An open discussion as to what you expect from the knife I will make for you. What will be the intended use for the knife - ie - hunting, food prep, camping/brush clearing.
step 2. design
Now to decide on the steel to be used for the blade and the choices of handle materials open to you. The overall size of YOUR knife, blade style - ie - drop point, Bowie, etc. What style sheath or case you would prefer.
step 3. Construction
Now that the hard part is out of the way I will begin the creation of your knife. Depending on the earlier decisions as to steel chosen for the construction of your knife, this part will either consist of a process known as stock removal or the blade will be hand forged.
Our clients say
For the very finest in quality and customer service - Ross Tyser Custom Knives is the choice to make. If you are so inclined please send me a review of your experience with Ross Tyser Custom Knives.
Dustin Rogers recommends Ross Tyser Custom Knives.
November 29, 2018 •
When I saw the Wicked Ulu I knew I had to have one and once I got my hands on it I was in love. What a fine knife. Built incredibly well and cuts like going through hot butter. I highly recommend Ross for all your knife needs.
Adam Lauver reviewed Ross Tyser Custom Knives — 5 star
September 16, 2014 ·
Ross truly does make "An edge for every need". Quality and durability is forged into every knife he makes. I'm certain I will pass along this knife to my grandchild one day with plenty of life left in the blade. Thanks again, Ross.
Ray Kelly reviewed Ross Tyser Custom Knives - 5 star
May 12, 2020
I am an outdoor nut from South Dakota with hunting and fishing on my mind all the time. I have Ross' knives in my kitchen, tackle box and one of his Damascus folders in my pocket. I never LEAVE home without one!!!
R J Allen reviewed Ross Tyser Custom Knives - 5 star
May 12, 2020
Best knives EVER. Wife and I both carry folders and we also have a kitchen knife and steak knife set. Have bought 2 folders as gifts. To date despite lots of use only one has needed sharpening and all still look great. One of the gift knives was used as a prybar so the tip broke and Ross fixed it for free. Nothing but quality, durable, good looking stuff comes from his shop (his security head sees to that, LOL). You get what you pay for and Ross Tyser knives are the best. I will be buying more so I guess that is a very high recommendation.
Jerry Shaw reviewed Ross Tyser Custom Knives - 5 star
May 26, 2020
I received a Ross Tyser custom neck knife for my 70th birthday. I was truly humbled by the thought of such a gift. There is nothing but pure quality in this piece. My only regret was that I didn't have it 50+ years earlier when serving our great country. I'm sure my grandson will be just as honored as myself to have it when my time has come. Words just can't describe the beauty of this masterpiece.
Kirk Vollmer reviewed Ross Tyser Custom Knives - 5 star
May 26, 2020
I have purchased several knives for myself and friends. I have nothing but admiration and respect for Ross and the quality of products he produces. Many deer have felt the wicked wrath of a Tyser knife. Thanks Ross,
Jeremy Wyatt reviewed Ross Tyser Custom Knives - 5 star
May 26, 2020
Mr. Tyser has built two high quality knives for me. One is a drop point hunter and the other is a bushcraft. They are so beautiful that you don't want to use them. However, they hold up in the field better than any knife I have ever owned. These knives will be passed down to my sons.
Tom Wharton reviewed Ross Tyser Custom Knives - 5 star
May 27, 2020
Ross made the first knife for me back in 2010, a custom knife for our son's 16th birthday. Knife exceeded all expectations. Since then Ross has made 4 more knives for me including custom steak knives that are spectacular. I have 3 friends that have had Ross make knives for them based on my recommendation after they had seen my knife(s). Ross is the ultimate knife maker that will work diligently to meet, if not exceed your expectations. You can't go wrong and won't find a better investment.
Tom Shilling reviewed Ross Tyser Custom Knives - 5 star
August 8, 2020
I met with Ross and discussed him making a fixed blade utilitarian knife for camping, hunting, or just using to cut up a piece of meat in the kitchen. I had acquired some Giraffe bone scales that I wanted him to use for grips, and the knife was delivered about 2 weeks later. A beautiful piece of art, that I am proud to own and use. He even etched my initials into the side to help keep it where it belongs: on my side! Thanks very much for the great work!
Garland Davis reviewed Ross Tyser Custom Knives - 5 star January 31, 2021
Ross Tyser has created a handsome custom knife, crafted to my specifications. A "Waterfall" Damascus, 4" drop point hunter, Ironwood burl scales. Beautiful and amazing fit in hand, as we only communicated by phone and email. Honestly, left much of the design detail to Ross, as I trusted not only his expertise but also his creativity and judgement to create a one of a kind masterpiece!! A heritage gift from my sister I will cherish. Thank you Ross and special thanks to Angie.
John T Di Santi reviewed Ross Tyser Custom Knives — 5 star
May 9, 2017 ·
I am fortunate to own a number of Ross Tyser Custom Knives which are not only Utilitarian but also works of art!! I am happy that we both appreciate each other's artwork!! Good luck and keep up the great work!
Elizabeth C. O'Connor reviewed Ross Tyser Custom Knives — 5 star
December 2, 2017 ·
He made the knife I relied on in Iraq in 2004-2005. It was both a work of art and a workhorse! Everyone who saw it offered to buy it. No way! I still have it.
Ken LaBarge reviewed Ross Tyser Custom Knives — 5 star
March 10, 2017 ·
I am a repeat customer (3 times) of Mr Tyser and every knife he has made for me has been a top notch work of art!!! Thank you for the works of art that we now own.
Tina Bradwell reviewed Ross Tyser Custom Knives - 5 star
May 12, 2020
Wonderful Quality . We are very satisfied with all of our ROSS TYSER CUSTOM KNIVES. We now own a Drop - point Hunter and my son owns a Liner Lock Folder as his 1st pocket knife. Thankful for the time Ross puts in to his work.
Holly Holmes reviewed Ross Tyser Custom Knives - 5 star
May 14, 2020
Wow...where to start. I am honored that Ross Tyser has chosen to donate his beautiful knives to the auctions at Disability Resources in Abilene, TX. This says so much about his character as an artist and person. DRI was blessed to receive one of his Wicked Ulu sets that has been chosen as a finalist in Food & Beverage Magazine's 2020 International Competition in the "Kitchen Essentials" Category! All of the knives we have auctioned off have went for top dollar! The craftsmanship and detail in the knives can truly been seen and the quality is over the top.
Frank Freshwater reviewed Ross Tyser Custom Knives - 5 star
May 26, 2020
I have a set of hunting knives that are the envy of my hunting buddies. Also, a set of steak knives with ivory scales that are scrimshawed with animal heads. Exceptional work.
David R. Richardson reviewed Ross Tyser Custom Knives -5 Star
May 26, 2020
I purchased a knife from Ross when we worked together at RR Donnelley Printing Company in Spartanburg.S.C. I was lucky to get this knife -it was many years before he started making knives full time. It is to me considered antique because it was before he really started signing his work. However I did get him to sign it later. One day this knife will be worth a lot because of the years he has been making them now. He did great work in those days and he is an expert at making all kind of knives today. Great work of art,Ross, that you continue to make today.. Thank You
Vickie Sharp reviewed Ross Tyser Custom Knives - 5 star
I was so excited to give my husband a one of a kind Christmas gift! He is a hunter and is enjoying having a knife that takes care of the job at hand! I highly recommend Ross Tyser if you are looking for a quality knife, customized to your specifications - and the price is right too!,
Clay Lovett reviewed Ross Tyser Custom Knives - 5 star
June 3, 2020
I bought a skinning knife from Ross in the early 2000's. I was truly impressed with the fit of the handle in my hand and the precise way the curve of the blade matched the draw when skinning. It is truly a marvelous knife. I would highly recommend Ross for any blade you might require.
Mike Willy reviewed Ross Tyser Custom Knives - 5 star
September 10, 2020
Ross has a true gift of being an artist. He combines that gift with expert craftsmanship to create functional works of art. He was very easy to work with and delivering on time as promised.
Lewis Ross reviewed Ross Tyser Custom Knives - 5 star February 1, 2021
I live in Nova Scotia Canada, I am a commercial lobster fisherman and an avid hunter and sport fisherman. I fell in love with one of Ross hunting knives three years ago and bought it from him and he shipped it up. Well just two weeks ago one of his beautiful jackknives interested me and I just had to have that too. Thank you Ross. You do amazing work my friend. Maybe down the road a third will be in my collection.
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