Ron Lake is a custom knifemaker in Eugene,
Oregon. He joined the Knifemakers'
Guild in 1971, and has been a full time
knifemaker since 1972. He has received
numerous awards, has been featured
in national knife, shooting and general
interest magazines, and has conducted
folding knife seminars around the world.
He co-authored the book How To Make
Folding Knives in 1988. He was elected to
the Cutlery Hall of Fame in 1998, and was
labeled by sportswriter B.R. Hughes as the
"Father of the Modern Day Folding Knife."
He is a partner with Michael Walker in Lake
& Walker Bullfrog® Knives, developer of
the patented knife blade lock safety known
as LAWKS®, and also invented the L.B.S.™
lock back safety system. Knives made by
Ron are included in the collections of the
Smithsonian Institution, the National Metal
Museum, the National Knife Museum and
the Randall Knife Museum. He has also
designed many knives for CRKT, including
the lines of Thunderbolt, Sentinel, Lake 111
and Lake Bandera .