Ernie Lyle – Florida Knifemakers Association

I started making knives in 1972 while working for Bell South Telephone Company in Orlando, Florida.  In 1976 I joined the Knifemakers Guild .  After serving 2 years probation, I was granted voting membership.

My knives are made by the stock removal method, and are heat treated by Paul Bos.

There are no helpers in my shop, and all work is done on hand operated machines with no CNC equipment.

Many of my knives are one of a kind or limited editions.  I also make period pieces.


Ernie Lyle: PO Box 1755, Chiefland, FL  32644

Phone: 352-490-6693