Inspired by Fred Conlon's grandfather, who witnessed the attack on Pearl Harbor firsthand in the second world war. Grandpa Willy always said, “War happens so suddenly. Peace moves slowly.” When we first saw the sea of army helmets in a surplus yard, these words resonated with the though that the green helmets looked like turtle shells. Peace moves slowly...like a turtle moves. And thus the first turtle was born, still one of Fred's most popular items.