Meglio's Core

We uphold our core values to give chefs across the world the best product and experience possible.


Trust and honesty serve as the underlying basis or principle of our teamwork and any decision we make.


Meglio was founded on this core value: Quality. From our materials to customer service, we vow to give you the best quality product on the market to date. This gives us the drive to innovate and amaze our clients.


We are committed to delivering exceptional products to our customers, no matter what.

The Meglio Team

Colin, Brandon, and Bobby at the shop.

Brandon Hampton

Co-founder, CEO

Brandon has had a passion to cook since very young, always trying to learn the old world recipes from his Italian grandfather and Mexican grandmother.

Once in college, Brandon began working at Strider Knives to help pay for his studies. While working, Duane Dwyer took him under his wing and would go on to apprentice him in learning the craft of knife making. Materials technology, blade geometry, metallurgy, and more were handed down from the master blade smith to Brandon over the course of over five years. Above all else, Brandon learned from Duane that in the end, the knife should be better for the effort put in.

Because of this, in the battle between flash versus measurable scientific advantage, the latter always wins at Meglio Knives. Duane Dwyer continues to be a close pal and we hold him as an authority in his craft. While working with Duane in the field, the newest materials were always seen as an opportunity to improve the tools ability to help its user. Because of this, advanced materials such as CPM 3V, S30V, PD-1, and SM-100 (or as he and Duane prefer to call it, HipTiNite) became standard. To continue to use outdated materials is simply unacceptable.

While Brandon enjoyed equipping our nation’s finest with the best product he could make, he saw an area of opportunity at home. While in the kitchen, it was easy to see that the dedication to using the most advanced technology in knife making was not a vision shared by all. Brandon started this endeavor to bring the same technology appreciated by our most elite soldiers to be used by the most elite chefs and culinary enthusiasts worldwide.


Bobby Hampton

Co-founder, CFO

Bobby Hampton inherited an almost identical personality to his grandfather: Always the kind of entrepreneur who takes personal responsibility and pride in his work.

Bobby began running his own businesses at an early age. Immensely motivated with a nearly incomparable drive, Bobby is a mover and shaker who lets nothing get in the way of achieving the greatest results possible. This dedication to quality and drive would also lead him into the world of machining.

Bobby would go on to work with CNC vertical, horizontal, and turning mills as well as Swiss screw machines, and advanced robotics. He would prototype and manufacture precision parts varying in uses from Titanium spinal inserts to molybdinum laser guides to missile and aerospace components. His experience in precision machining has been crucial in constructing the specific machines required to work with the advanced materials Meglio Knives works with on a daily basis.


Colin Craig


Colin is an inspirational leader, motivator, and driving force for the Meglio Knives team. He helps design and integrate process and procedure improvements as well as cost effective business strategies. He sets comprehensive goals for performance and growth of Meglio, and manages relationships with clients and partners.

When not working he loves to surf, jump out of perfectly good airplanes, and travel the world. He has an overall sense of adventure.

Colin, honorably served our country in the military.