In the mid-1990′s Mel Parry, a retired Warrant Officer QGM, and veteran of the well known 22nd Special Air Service Regiment saw the requirement for a new generation of professional blades that could replace the legacy of survival tools that had been the standard equipment through the decades. Mel Parry knew that these professionals deserved something better. Collaborating with both serving members and retirees of special forces throughout the world, he began to design what would be recognised as a breakthrough in both functionality and quality manufacture. This breakthrough took the form of the Parry Blade in 1995.