Robert Young Pelton first met Billy Waugh in a Texas Waffle House. Billy was getting married later that day but took the time to meet Pelton to talk about his life as CIA paramilitary and Special Forces legend. As a knife designer, Pelton asked Billy what he carried on his missions deep behind enemy lines during the Vietnam War. Billy remembered his favorite tools being the local parang, the old WW2 issue and the machine stamped Demo knife issued to soldiers. Pelton offered to design a series of knives that would integrate Billy’s hard earned ideas into a new reimagining of tactical blades.