Saying Goodbye to a Legend, Billy Waugh dies at 93

On Tuesday, April 4th, 2023 at 12:42 Eastern time our friend Billy Waugh passed away at the age of 93.

Billy first came into our lives when he collaborated with DPx Gear founder, Robert Young Pelton for his book Licensed to Kill. That Waffle House meeting led to a lifelong friendship. Billy had always been a big fan of RYP’s knives and gave them as gifts to his trainees across the many survival and tactics classes he taught. 

After many years of discussion, we finally made our knife design collaboration a reality in 2020 with the release of the Billy Waugh DEMO. 

Billy Waugh’s legendary story will continue to be honored and celebrated through our special knife.  There will never be another Billy Waugh and we will always miss his humble, humorous, fun personality.

Rest in peace, friend and warrior.

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