Lay, Bob & Judy
"In 1973 I started working for the British Columbia government as a wildlife control officer, hunting problem wildlife. Later I worked as a conservation officer. All my life I have hunted, fished, trapped and gunsmithed as a hobby, and knives have always been an important part of my life, from my bicycle trap line as a kid, to skinning problem wildlife when I worked as a wildlife control officer, to dressing the moose or deer I hunted for the freezer. I made my first knife in 1976, and in 1996 my wife Judy and I decided to go into the knife business full time. I make mostly upscale working hunting knives with a bowie or miniature now and again. Each knife is a unique combination of materials. Although I have used many different steels, I have found 440-C to be the most versatile. Heat treated to 57 Rockwell for optimum edge retention and ease of sharpening, this steel has proven itself in both working and collector knives. Other steels will be used for special order, and I enjoy using Damascus for collector pieces."