Charles Allen, a commercial pilot and Master Guide in Alaska is owner of The Alaska Expedition Co as well as Knives of Alaska and DiamondBlade Knives. His background and career is centered around wildlife. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Forestry and Master’s Degree in wildlife biology. He worked as a biologist for 13 years both in private industry and later as the Director of the Wildlife Division for Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept. He is the recipient of numerous conservation awards, taught graduate level courses to university students in wildlife conservation and authored numerous technical papers on wildlife management topics. He holds several U.S. Patents, the most recent for advancements in improving knife blade performance through friction forging.