Knifemaker Earl Witsaman Passes Away


Long-time knifemaker Earl Witsaman, perhaps best known for his award-winning miniature knives, has passed away after a long illness.

    Earl worked out of Stow, Ohio, for many years, where he also made a wide variety of fixed-blade patterns, from Randall repros to D-guard bowies. He sold his first knife in 1974. He exhibited his knives at the BLADE Show for many years, including the early years of the show in Knoxville, Tennessee, with his wife Sue always at his side. Sue, in fact, collected miniature knives for many years and her display won awards at the BLADE Show, among others.

    Earl was one of the nicest guys in the business and always had a kind word and a smile. The knife fraternity will miss him greatly.

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