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Handmade Custom Knives and Tools
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Handmade Custom Steak Knives

Working art for your dining table. Special custom sets of steak knives from the boreal forest.

Custom Made Dining Cutlery Set.

A creative challenge, a collaboration, a project that occupied our space in the woods for some time. We hope to spark some dinner conversation and contribute to many memorable evenings…

Recovered and recycled, this is high quality steel that would otherwise become a mix for cheap pot metal. Industrial waste at its best.

Handmade steak knives set

4.5” full tang blades, 2mm spines and moose antler scales

Very sharp knives. 3/64 “ thick high carbon, cobalt steel.

Working art knives for your dining table. Real life. Cutlery with soul.

Custom made steak knife.

Angled blade edge to handle. The 4.5” steak knife blade is a thin carbon steel with a cobalt content that holds an extremely sharp edge.

Copper has been used by the indigenous here for thousands of years. In trade, ceremony, tools, cutlery and generally showing affluence. We’ve melted copper onto the blades intentionally distorting the blades. The distortion comes from what we see here living in the bush for 20 years. There are some strong leaders but there are many lost first nations people. The distortion follows the organic lines in the moose antler handles. Moose are disappearing. We’ve used off cuts of moose antler, bent and distorted. We boiled the pieces, straightened them with clamps and vise. Everyone blames everyone else for the disappearing moose. Let’s all blame the wolves. Shoot them, snare them and poison them. We’ve witnessed it here. Human impact on the indigenous peoples and environment is distorted.

The handmade knife process. Custom steak knives drying over our cook stove.

Custom made leather steak knife roll.

Custom knife roll. A handmade, hand stitched steak knife roll.

The knives in the roll are absolutely protected.

Two weights of leather, copper saddle rivets, handstitched with two types of waxed thread. The original edges of the leather from the tannery are incorporated where possible. Working art.

We can make knives custom made for you. Handle material, size, blade length, spine thickness, theme. We make art.

Set of handmade steak knives. Ten knives in their custom leather roll.

 

Each Steak knife is unique and is a piece of sculpture unto itself. Everything is handmade, hand carved and hand stitched.

Handmade custom dining knives. We manipulate the patinas with clay, glass and heat.

Handmade custom dining knives. We manipulate the patinas with clay, glass and heat.

Cherry wood scales. Tough handmade steak knife with a 1/8 inch spine.

Cherry wood scales. Tough handmade steak knife with a 1/8 inch spine.


If your interested in a unique set of dining cutlery please contact us.

Handmade working art from the edge.

Materials that have been recovered repurposed. Cutlery that has soul.

Materials that have been recovered repurposed. Cutlery that has soul.