Joe Wheelis, owner and designer of Wheelis Knives, started making knives in 2014 while working full time as a paramedic.

In 2017, Joe left his job as a paramedic to make his love of creating knives into a full time career.

Whether using his experience as a Marine Corps grunt fighting in some of the most dangerous cities in the world or as a 911 paramedic providing patient care in hazardous environments, his appreciation for strong, dependable tools grew into necessity when his life and the lives of others depended on it. He strives to make every knife with this in mind! 

Outside the shop, Joe enjoys camping, hiking, mountain biking, riding motorcycles, and taking road trips with his amazing wife, Alaina.