Dave Ellis is a retired, American Bladesmith Society Master Smith. Along with collecting custom knives for over 30 years and one of the leading custom knife purveyors, Mr. Ellis has a leg up on most knife sellers. Dave has personal relationships with many of the top makers and has been called upon to testify in knife related trials. Recently Dave appeared on the Ashley Banfield Show to discuss the knife that may have been used in the tragic slaying of College students.
Recently Dave sold a number of pieces from Sly Stallone’s personal collection for the Actor and has many private clients of high value and profile. Dave’s discretion and credibility have never been questioned.
Many of the knives featured on exquisiteknives.com come directly from Dave’s personal collection. With top names like Bob Loveless, Bill Moran, Ron Lake and Michael Walker Dave sells many pieces to other dealers when they are seeking the perfect knife for a client. Dave also co-produced a Film on one of the most famous knifemakers, Bob Loveless. He was honored to attend the memorial services for both Bob Loveless and Bob’s partner, Jim Merritt.
Dave’s friendships with makers like Wolfe Loerchner, Michael Walker and Ron Lake are longstanding and cherished by him.