"I have been making knives for over 15 years. Before I started forging, my first knives were primarily tacticals. I have been a master bladesmith with the American Bladesmith society since 1995. I am a member of the Canadian Knife Makers Guild and in the past served as it's president for 4 years. I have been in several magazines through out the world, French, German, Japanese, American and Greek. I have appeared on TV and radio shows several times to talk about my knives. I have produced 2 videos with Paladin Press on knife and sword making. I have taught knife making skills and classes and have been asked to exhibit my knives in a museum. I have attended knife shows in France, Canada and U.S. I enjoy forging high end damascus metals and creating knives that have a tactical flavor. For a short while I enjoyed serving in the Canadian Armed Forces. Knife making is my life and provides me great happiness and fullfillment. Cheers, Wally Hayes."