Wayne G. Hensley started making knives part-time in 1973 while working for the telephone company. In 1978, Wayne joined The Knifemakers’ Guild (a new organization for makers). He is presently serving on the Board of Directors as Vice President – The Knifemakers’ Guild has grown from the original eleven founding members to approximately over 300 members worldwide to date.
Wayne retired from BellSouth in March 1999 with 38 years of service and became a full-time knifemaker. He has been a resident of Conyers, Georgia since 1965 with wife, Rebecca.
Wayne is a member of First Baptist Church of Lithonia where he serves as an Usher, a member (and past president) of the Flint River Knife Club and Chattahoochee Cutlery Club. Wayne is also a member of the Citizens Sheriff’s Academy Alumni Association of Rockdale County, National Wild Turkey Federation, Ducks Unlimited and the Georgia Custom Knifemakers’ Guild where he has served on its Board.
Wayne is Dad to David and Mark as well as “Granddad” to Ryan, Garret and Joshua.