Ex-Files Knives are the result of my lifelong drive to build handmade knives on a limited working budget, with the desire to offer the owner an afforable & unique piece of practical useable cutlery.

I specialize in practical cutlery for a variety of outdoor applications and household use. I do 100 percent of the work on all of my knives. This includes careful custom heat treating and tempering to reduce the brittleness often associated with hardened tool steels used in making files.

My knives are practically tactical… And tactically practical!

I’ve been buying and selling high-end custom knives by other makers for more than fifteen years. During this time, I developed friendships with many of well known makers, and a few including George Herron, Wayne Hendrix, and P.J. Tomes encouraged me to craft my own.