Louis Krudo is the one that started it all, he is and continues to be the visionary behind all of KRUDO Knives unique and custom designed products. Louis got his start as a child on his two passions, martial arts and custom knife design. Those two passions converging is what has created the KRUDO Knives you know and see today.
Early in Louis’ life his father took him to the movies to see Five Fingers of Death, which led to his quest of becoming a martial arts expert. Starting at the age of 12, Louis began to study Judo and Shotokan, going on to study Kick Boxing, Wing Chun, Muay Thai, Okinawan Karate and Arnis.
Additionally, while watching his cousin design and build knives, often standing so close to the action he could smell the acetylene and feel the metal shavings pelting his face and hands as the blades were being ground. Louis’ cousin, Anthony, would constantly admonish Louis for standing too close. He finally drew a chalk line on the floor that Louis was never to cross. When Louis knew that his cousin was gone, he made sure to cross the chalk line and experiment with grinding metal, which, in turn, got him in more trouble with his cousin. Now, after decades of experience he’s the designer, creating designs that challenge the norms of the industry. It was this mindset that led to SNAG and then future designs that you now can have in your own collection.
Merging Louis’ two passions is what has led to KRUDO Urban Tactics, his own style of teaching that coincides with the KRUDO Knives tools. These tactics are now used across law enforcement agencies, military personnel and even civilians – preparing them for whatever situation may arise.
Louis promises to keep everyone guessing, so expect the unusual and become part of the KRUDO Nation today.