Hinderer Knives is owned and operated by world-renowned knife maker Rick Hinderer. Rick is known today as one the leading innovators in tactical knife design, but it didn't begin that way. He began his knife-making journey in the mid-80s with art knives. The transition to real-world tactical tools happened in part because of his experience as a Fire Fighter/EMT. Today, Rick creates some of the most sought-after custom tactical knives in the industry and lends his designs to the likes of Kershaw's extremely popular Zero Tolerance line of hard-use knives. You can trust your life to a Hinderer knife.