Hyena Mfg. is a one-man operation by engraver/designer Mike Faudel. Since day one, it has been inspired by utilitarian items that are built to last and get better with age.
I originally started engraving Zippos when I discovered Vietnam-era trench art on the lighters carried by soldiers during the war. I love the idea that an item that's so functional and that can last so long can carry with it an impression of it's owner. That inspired me to create objects that could be very personal, but still be incredibly practical.