Standard Issue: 1942 is a series of products designed and built as if they are pieces of World War Two era military equipment. They are not replicas of existing designs, but new innovations from the perspective of a war era product designer. ​​

Products in the Standard Issue: 1942 series are proudly hand crafted in the United States. We are so confident in the build quality that we offer a lifetime warranty. Should one of our products fail under normal use, send it back and it will be repaired or replaced.
In an effort to express our gratitude towards all active and retired service members, 5% of Standard Issue: 1942 revenue is donated to the Hope for the Warriors foundation.
While this project casts a positive light on the innovation, perseverance, and triumph that took place during the Second World War, we believe it is extremely important to recognize the seriousness of the theme. World War Two is one of the most horrific tragedies in human history. May we never forget the lessons the conflict taught us or take the freedoms we have as a result for granted.
My name is TJ Schwarz and I am the creator of the Standard Issue: 1942 series. At a young age I developed a serious interest in World War Two history and now enjoy watching and reading anything that visits the era. Developing a product line inspired by World War Two has been a lot of fun.

As a custom knife maker and designer, I have become familiar with metal working equipment and modern manufacturing technology. I am also fortunate to have a western saddle maker as a father who has been a big help in developing the leather components of the series. With help from him and others I intend to create products that are interesting, affordable, and entirely American Made.

Thank you for looking and I hope you enjoy this project. Please reach out if you would like to know more.