Wayne Bridges, an Alabama knife maker, drove just over 300 miles to West Monroe, Louisiana, on September 30 to present a 15-pound “pocket” knife to Duck Dynasty’s Jase Robertson.
“I just wanted to make it for him,” said Wayne Bridges, 67.
“I watch <<Duck Dynasty>> and he’s my favorite character. He’s got plenty of money so he can buy whatever he wants, but this is something that I handmade.”
Unfortunately, Duck Commander – where Jase Robertson and other cast members work to make duck calls for the family business – was closed for construction, and some of the family was out of town for the week.
Instead, Wayne Bridges met with Alan Robertson, Jase’s older brother, at the family church and left the knife with him. Wayne Bridges said everyone had a fit over the knife when he showed it to them.
Wayne Bridges has been making knives at his house on U.S. Highway 43 in Northport for 40 years. The hobby started when a friend asked him to fix a broken handle on one of his knives.
At first, Wayne Bridges just made knives for himself and his three sons, but soon people starting asking him to make them for people outside the family.