We are full time custom makers of quality handmade tools and knives. Our products
are original designs made with care considering the quality, significance and durability of each of the recovered materials we use. Our shop is small and powered by the sun. With a few simple tools
we create working art with soul.
Hand forged, hardened and differentially tempered we guarantee our blades are strong, tough and hold exceptional edges.
All our products carry a lifetime guarantee.
The blades we produce for our handmade knives and tools are quality high carbon steels used in the forest lumber industry in B.C. These strong and tough steels are an excellent choice for tools and knives.
We use traditional and sustainable methods
living and making our art.
Our handles are made from British Columbia moose, elk, and deer antler, or selected local hardwoods.
Cariboo Blades invites you to shop online, securely, for high quality hand forged tools & knives. Everything Aki and I (Cariboo Blades) sell is meticulously handcrafted for design and function. We maintain our website from our home off the grid. Email or mail is the best way for you to contact us if you have any questions.
Our shop is powered by 416 watts of solar panel on a sun tracking system. We work with the sun and choose to use hand tools as much as we can instead of machines. We try to recover every material used in building our tools and knives. Most of all, we choose a respect for life. Sustainable living on this planet.
We make working art, one piece at a time.
CARIBOO BLADES, Richardson and Yamamoto
P.O. Box 4271, Williams Lake, British Columbia, Canada V2G 2V3
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This page was last updated: June 19, 2016
We guarantee your complete satisfaction with the materials and workmanship on all our tools and knives. All our knives can be sent to us to be sharpened. The sharpening is on us.
A small family business we are. Living and working in isolation, by the sun, off the grid in boreal forest on the edge of the Chilcotin plateau in central British Columbia.
Tough High Carbon Head SawBlade Steel.
It left behind saw dust. We leave behind metal grindings.
Crooked, Bent & Hook knives. How to make your own crooked knife.
Hand forged timber framing tools
Handforged tough high carbon steel. Original custom handmade designs.
Spoons carved with crooked knife.
Our Homestead in British Columbia.
We recovered big old sawmill sawblades that were used in the Cariboo/Chilcotin to cut up some of the biggest trees on earth. British Columbian mills have some of the largest, most high tech lumber mills in the world.
Considering the impact lumber mill saw blades have had on our planet and the superb steel the old saw blades were made from, it seems insane that they were thrown out or used to make cheap pots and car doors. We do have a limited supply.
We strive to live sustainably, intent on growing our own food, making fine tools and knives and creating fine art, while leaving the lightest footprint possible. With heart and soul.
Bushcraft knives and tools.
Handmade carving tools,
handmade hunting knives and
handbuilt building tools.
Custom Buscraft/Survival tools
"this is the first knife i have ever purchased outside of relatively inexpensive store bought blades and the experience of working with/buying from you has been truly exceptional. in all ways, from thoroughness to thoughfullness, communication to quality, this has been as rewarding of a transaction as any i've ever had, and i am quite experienced in buying/selling in the real world and online." - Mike
Aki Yamamoto and Scott Richardson
Bushcraft Knives and Tools
Fireweed blog. A blog about living in the bush, bushcraft, solar and alternative power sources and the environment.
Cariboo Blades makes: Traditional Pacific Northwest style fine woodcarving adz and hook, crooked and bent knives, woodworking adze, hand tools for traditional log home building, timber framing, boat building and carving .
We make handmade kitchen knives, hunting/bushcraft and survival knives, tools and farrier knives.
We make Art.
These are value added sustainable products and are made from the finest materials.
Hand Forged Woodworking Tools &
Unique Handmade Working Knives
Building knives and using original designs, the finest materials, high quality and recovered.
Living with the environment in the bush using solar and alternative power sources.
Tools and Knives.
"Prescription", relief in beetlekill pine byAki Yamamoto.