Charcoal forged knives made by hand from reclaimed
and natural materials using traditional techniques.

"My goal as an artist is to explore transformative process by creating knives from natural and
reclaimed materials. My approach as a craftsman is to work within the creative constraints of the
classical tanto form and nihonto handle mounting technology, building on the foundation of
13th century Japanese swordsmithing aesthetic and technique."

Traditional Techniques

Follow the stages of mounting a hand forged blade using traditional materials and methods.

Hand Tools

Follow the stages of mounting a hand forged blade using traditional materials and methods.

Reclaimed Materials

Follow the stages of mounting a hand forged blade using traditional materials and methods.


How Charcoal is Made

Traditional Japanese & Fusion Inspired Knives, hand forged from reclaimed farm equipment.

Hand Forging a Tanto

Follow the stages of mounting a hand forged blade using traditional materials and methods.

A Tour de Forge

Traditional Japanese & Fusion Inspired Art Knives, hand forged from reclaimed farm equipment.


Making Blacksmithing Charcoal

Yaki-Ire: A Blade is Born

Tanto Assembly


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