WINSTED, MN – Brian Gustad, a 2006 Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted graduate, enjoys the outdoors, and especially likes hiking and backpacking because of the “challenge and sense of adventure.”
“It tests my skills and physical ability,” he said. “Some of the most amazing places can only be reached by foot, and that’s what makes it all worth it.”
It was Gustad’s love for exploring the outdoors that showed him there was a need for B. G. Leatherworks, a business he began more than two years ago. That was when he discovered, as he purchased different knives and axes for his hiking adventures, that none of them came with a cover or sheath for protection from sharp edges.
Photo: B. G. Leatherworks owner Brian Gustad shows the first knife sheath he ever made, which was made to hang around the neck.
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