Due to the hours required by his full-time job, Shawn had to stop making knives for several years. Earning his Journeyman Smith stamp for the second time, Shawn’s style has had years to develop. Consequently, Shawn Ellis‘ work is not the standard fare you would expect from a JS maker. Shawn uses a wide variety of handle materials to include wood, stag and Ivory.
Another design element of Shawn’s that will catch your eye is his bluing of the hardware (guards and pommels) on the knives. You will primarily see this combination when using Ivory and Stag. Combine that with his file worked spacers and ferrules and you have virtually an unlimited selection of handle styles to pick from. Shawn Ellis is a Forged in Fire Champion! Be sure to check out the knives from this ABS Journeyman Smith.
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