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Hand forged Woodworking Tools &
Unique Handmade Working Knives
         Tools and Knives.
Original designs using the finest materials, high quality and recovered.
Living toward a just sustainability in British Columbia, Canada
Since 1997
The disappearing great pine forests of British Columbia, Canada. Watercolour by Aki Yamamoto.
4 pound saw tooth cleaver. It will chop anything.
Strong crooked knives for carving bowls and spoons. A sculptors tool.
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 materials we use. Our shop is small and powered by the sun. With a few simple tools
we create working art with soul.

Handforged, 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 working 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 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 knives, tools and farrier knives. 

We make Art.

These are value added sustainable products and are made from the finest  materials.
High carbon steel custom Bushcraft tools.
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. 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.
Toddler spoons, butter and jam spreaders.
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: March 6, 2015
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.
We are a small family business.  We live and work in isolation, off the grid in boreal forest on the edge of the Chilcotin plateau in central British Columbia.
Retrieving tool and knife blades from high carbon head saw blades.
Tough High Carbon Head Sawmill Blade Steel.
It left behind saw dust. We leave behind metal grindings.
We homestead under a great big sky on the edge of the Chilcotin Plateau in British Columbia.
       Crooked, Bent, Hook knives.                 How to make your own crooked knife.
How to sharpen a hook or crooked knife.
Hand forged framing tools
Hand carved spoons, ladles and spreaders
Aki's Carved caricatures heads
Handforged tough high carbon steel  Original edge tools and knives.
Kitchen Knives in blocks.
Our Homestead in British Columbia.
To learn more About Us, click here.
Watercolour, "Blue Tree"
We recover sawmill blades that are used in the Cariboo/Chilcotin. 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 tool steel they are made from, it seems insane that they are thrown out or used to make cheap pots and car doors. 

We strive to live sustainably, making fine tools and knives and creating fine art, while leaving the lightest footprint possible.  With heart and soul.
Heavy duty Bushcraft tools.
About our lives in the bush, The "Fireweed" blog.
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's water colours, drawings, cards and carvings in wood and bone inspired by living where we do. 
Aki Yamamoto and Scott Richardson
Aki's  Pithead carvings page.
mask carvings
Bushcraft Knives and Tools    
Bush Knives
Nessmuk/Mountain man Review
Please click on mustard links and pictures
Evening in paradise.
Prescription #2. Carved iin beetle kill pine by Aki Yamamoto.
Bushcraft Tools
Handmade art cards.
Bushcraft/Survival Knives
Custom survival knives.
Kitchen ulu's in counter top blocks. "Working art"
Knives that are guaranteed not to fail.
A Bushcraft and Survival knife equipt with a fire steel and stone.