My Story

Eli Leathers

I began designing knives in 2016, at my family’s kitchen table in Memphis, Tennessee. As a teen I attended and worked at knife shows, growing my passion for the trade until I developed my first series of hand-made knives, the Alpha series. A highlight of the initial stage was working directly with country music icon Lee Brice, creating a unique design based on his personal preferences and ergonomics. The WELmade brand breaks boundaries of the knife industry by combining artful craftsmanship with unmatched durability.

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