Jay Hendrickson was born and raised in Susquehanna, PA. He started making knives in 1974 and became a full time maker in 1987. He received his Mastersmith Certification in 1989. He is a past president (1991-1995) of the American Bladesmith Society (ABS). Influenced by neighbor and friend, Bill Moran as evidenced in his work; high quality blades, wonderfully worked handles, scrupulous attention given to the tiniest detail, inlaying as well as sheaths.