The late Bob Ogg made knives as an expression of his own vision of knifemaking. He made original folders and straight knives. Mr. Ogg has made knives for more than 60 years and enjoyed using natural materials and old style forging methods.
According to Bill Moran, "Bob Ogg made some of the first custom folding knives." Bob was truely a pioneer of knife making and one of the first custom knifemakers in the country. According to Levine's "Pocket Knives", "In the early 1970's a few new makers including Ron Lake, Bob Hayes, Jess Horn, Jimmy Lile, Paul Poehlmann, Barry Wood and Robert Ogg -struggled up onto the high ground abandoned by the folding-knife factories and made a solid start which earned them a growing customer following."
His first knife was made while working on wooden oil rigs during the 1930's. It was was forged from one of the large nails used in rig construction. He begain selling knives in 1964. Each folding knife was numbered in sequence by Bob. He kept a log of each sale by serial number. Also many times he would stamp the original owners name inside the liners. Another stamp that he occasionally used was his location of "Paris, Ark". Also he sometimes stamped his blades with "USA" or a greek letter.
Ogg knives are useable and sturdy; balanced by beauty and function. Bob was a free spirit.