The Knife Collector

Dealer & Collector of Custom Made Knives

Welcome to my knife collection. I am NOT a knife maker, I am a collector of handmade knives. All of these knives are from my personal collection personally purchased by me to sell. My wife has asked me to reduce my massive collection, so she designed this website to display each knife I am willing to part with. I am also customizing knife blanks with handles. I will not post my work on the website, just yet, you will have to see my customized knives in person at an upcoming event.

All Knives are custom made, one of a kinds, and all were purchased in the USA . You are welcome to make an appointment to see the knives if you are local to the Branson, MO area. New knives will be added as I find more in my collection to part with. 

Please contact my wife, Liz Ruch, if you want to purchase a knife. Include your name, phone number and the pic of knife. Local pickup is preferred, but she will calculate shipping if needed. She will email you an invoice if you decide to purchase.

If there is a vendor event near you that you want us to attend, let us know, or if you want to do a personal knife show event at your home, office, deer camp, etc, we can book that too!

Email [email protected], or TXT 318-268-8280 

Thanks for checking out my collection!
-Tracy Ruch
"The Knife Collector"

Rada Cutlery is 100% American Made – from the raw materials and construction.

Rada Mfg. Co. has made and sold over 150,000,000 knives since 1948, earning the reputation for remarkable cutlery, service, and value.

Through the years the lessons we’ve learned have been simple: 

  • Never lose sight of our desire to make cooking easier and more fun.
  • Treat our customers as we ourselves would like to be treated.
  • Machine the blades to a razor sharp edge.
  • Ship orders within 48 hours.
  • Charge a fair price.

As it turns out, this has been a recipe for success.

These knives are 'One of a Kind' custom made. They are not made by any one specific person, they come from many different bladesmiths or knife makers. The Patterned Blades are genuine Forged Damascus Steel Knives. The solid steel blades are Stainless Steel. 
Da·mas·cus steel: is steel made with a wavy surface pattern produced by hammer-welding strips of steel and iron followed by repeated heating and forging, used chiefly for knife and sword blades. Such items were often marketed, but not necessarily made, in Damascus during the medieval period.)