Keith D. Ouye was born in 1946 in small city Hakalau, Hawaii.
The passion for the knives began from the meeting with the famous Hawaiian knifemaker Stan Fujisaka at one of the blade shows. After this meeting he decided to make theknives by himself. In 2003 he started to make the fixed knives, and at the end of 2004 he began to make folding knives. All his folding knives have flipper for quick opening, the clip for pants' fastening and the mechanism liner-lock. For the fixed knives he sews the leather sheaths by himself individually for each knife.