I live and work in the beautiful Ozark region of Missouri, which has been my home for many years. Actually I grew up here but left in 1965 when I joined the Marine Corps. I didn't move back to this same place until 1973 and it has been our home since that time. I attended college at Tulsa and O.U. in Norman, OK. for about three years. I also have studied oil painting, woodcarving and jewelry making before entering into the world of knife making which seems to be my choice of all the arts. I worked as a welder for 23 years prior to my knife-making career.
When I first began making knives I attended the American Bladesmith School in 1991 which is sponsored by the American Bladesmith Society in conjunction with Texarkana College and is located in Old Washington Arkansas, which is a very historic town. It is where James Black's blacksmith & silversmith shop is located, the man who is credited by some with having made the original Bowie knife for Jim Bowie. More history
Richard A. Ramsey
8525 Trout Farm Rd. Neosho, MO 64850-7114