Joe Caswell has been pattern welding steel, designing and making knives and tactical equipment full-time since 1995.

Joe has a background in art and in journalism, having worked in the motorcycle industry for 15 years under the byline "Moto-Joe". For six years, he was periodic co-host on a popular motorcycle-related weekly radio talk show in Los Angeles, CA.

Joe is active in shooting sports/firearms training and is an Olympic-style competitive fencer, having maintained a USFA rating of "A" in epee for more than 10 years.