Joe Wheelis started making knives in 2014 while working full time as a paramedic.

In 2017, Joe left his job as a paramedic to make his love of creating knives into a full time career. In 2020, he started forging more and making other tools besides knives. 

Whether using his experience as a Marine Corps grunt fighting in some of the most dangerous cities in the world or as a 911 paramedic providing patient care in hazardous environments, his appreciation for strong, dependable tools grew into necessity when his life and the lives of others depended on it. 

Outside the shop, Joe enjoys camping, hiking, mountain biking, riding motorcycles, and taking road trips with his amazing wife, Alaina.