Shawn Ellis is a resident of Mountain View, Arkansas and an production manager of Stone County Ironworks. Shawn says that making knives is his favorite activity. He even makes knives on his lunch break.
Shawn credits great Arkansas Mastersmiths Jim Crowell and John Fitch as well as the ABS for helping him perfect his art.
Knives made by Shawn Ellis have a distinct "Arkansas Look" with natural handle materials and hand forged blades. Shawn is a full time blacksmith and avid hunter. According to Shawn, "a knife must have good function, clean lines and act as an extension of your hand with a blade that has great edge holding ability".