M. R. Mayhem was started in 2013 after a 13 year hiatus from working in a pattern shop/machine shop. His current job did not allow him the opportunity to work and build with his hands. While he had been satisfying that need by working on, and making small parts for, his stable of motorcycles; it simply was not enough.
A lifetime interest in anything that shoots, cuts, stabs, or throws projectiles since his first rifle and Bridgeport Boy Scout hatchet (which chopped down a lot of things it probably shouldn't have and may have gotten him in trouble on more than one occasion) made it pretty apparent that making cutting tools would satisfy the growing need to design and build with his hands.
At the end of 2012 a Coote Grinder and a portable band saw where purchased and the first few hatchets were built. Constant design and tool upgrades have made it possible for Mark to create robust hatchets, knives, and breaching tools tough enough for hard real world use. Every one is designed and hand built in a small shop in the Midwest.
The infamous Bridgeport...
The music that makes things go:
I’m not your mommy, your daddy (unless you’re one of three people that I am aware of), your lawyer, overpriced cappuccino maker, priest, counselor, or psychiatrist. It’s not my job to know the laws where you live, that is your job… and you need to know them as they apply to you and the defensive weapons or tools you carry daily, whether they were made by me or some other awesome American entrepreneur.
Please do not run amuck, aloof, willy nilly, use microaggressions, macroaggressions, passive aggressions, not-so-passive aggressions, or violate anyone's safe space with the intent of making their space less safe. Having a brass ring on your hand, a hatchet at your side, or a knife in your pocket will not give you an extra saving roll against spells, possession, lead projectiles, violent retaliation, or your own general stupidity.
This, of course, also includes not popping the tops on enough beers that you black out for three days and wake up in Canada naked with a splitting headache and no kidneys.
Use your tools responsibly and take care of them. They will, in return, take care of you.
Thank you for your cooperation in this matter,