Dedication

A special dedication goes to my grandfather; Rudy Ruana, after whom my business (R.H.R. Grand Knives} is named. Thanks for the patience shown in teaching me the skills of knifesmithing.

- Dave Ruana

Dave's knife making history

1978-1983
Saturday training with Grandpa Rudy
1980-1986
Ruana Bros. Knives with brothers Bud & Don, Bud signed DRRuana, Don signed DERuana and my knives were signed DARuana. Sheathes were stamped with Ruana Bros. a bighorn sheep with crossed knives and Ruana over and Bros under.
1982-1983
Part time sub contract work for Grandpa, Ruana Bros.
1987-1989
Worked full time for RKW Inc.
1987
Started R.H.R. Grand Knives part time, knives were signed DARuana, sheathes were stamped R.H.R. over and Grand under a diagonal knife.
1989-1993
Registered R.H.R. Grand Knives and went full time with blade signed DARuana and sheaths stamped with original R.H.R. Grand stamp.
1994
Most knives were signed DARuana with month and year under it. 3/94, sheathes were stamped with R.H.R. Grand stamp.
Fall 1994
Due to trade mark issues signed blades RHRGrand, if requested signed by DARuana on other side, sheathes stamped with original R.H.R. Grand stamp.
Fall 1998
I was involved in a near fatal construction accident. Recovery and a series of moves left me without a shop to work in until I started a new shop after hours in 2007.
2010
Worked on knife related equipment for shop.
2011
Started making knives full time, knives signed RHRGrand, sheathes stamped R.H.R. Grand.
2012
Knives will be signed RHRGrand, if requested by customer "by Dave Ruana" will be added right below RHRGrand on same side of blade, sheathes will be stamped with original R.H.R. Grand stamp.

Look forward to serving you in the future!

- Dave Ruana

 

 

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