Behind the Shield celebrates the dynamic stories of veterans, first responders and everyday heroes who are overcoming obstacles to pursue their best lives. Our very first story is an inspirational one.
Ben Hayhurst is a bladesmith who was medically discharged from the Army after being wounded by gunfire in the shoulder and breaking his neck while in Iraq. He says working with steel calms him and helps his PTSD, depression and anxiety. A bladesmith who is a true artist, Ben created the Spartan Axe from steel taken from the Twin Towers and an axe used at Ground Zero. Find out how Ben crafted this steel tribute and first official appearance as a symbol of support for first responders.
Ben has replaced all his prescription drugs with CBD. He uses a combination of CBG and CBG which he says is a powerful way to treat pain. His favorite Warfighter Hemp products include: