Who is Jan Wahl?
As with most men, knives and swords have prickled my fancy since I can remember.
It started with a plastic knife that came with a cowboy toy set when I was five years old. As I grew up, I saw movies like ‘Rambo’ and ‘Crocodile Dundee’ and of course, as my friends and I played our imaginary games, we had our Hero’s knives at our sides. After watching ‘The Three Musketeers’ at age 12, my friend asked his mother to make us costumes and we equipped them with our very own stick swords. We spent the entire school holiday re-enacting the great battles. Needless to say, we hit each other silly.
At some point sticks swords weren’t good enough to satisfy our imaginations, so we started making them out of mild steel flat bar. Well, let’s just say, some of those battles were fierce and I still carry battle scars. Those were the good old days.