The Blue Knot was founded in January 2012 in Bowling Green, Kentucky. It started as a side hustle to pay for my wedding. In the fall of 2012 my grandfather passed away, and a few short months later in the spring of 2013 my dad passed away. In 2014 my sister and I decided to open a storefront to turn the hobby into something more. We needed a name for our growing business, and wanted to honor our father and grandfather in the name. Blue was always dad's favorite color, and Pop would say "I'm gonna jerk a knot in your tail" whenever we would misbehave, and from that The Blue Knot was born.