Knifewear News

Help us help Fort Mac

May 19, 2016

The Knifewear and Kent of Inglewood family always try to give back to a community that treats us so well. The devastation in Fort Mac Murray has touched some of us personally, but all of us globally. 100% of our sharpening profits across all of our shops will be going...

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Blacksmith’s Apprentice Wanted

April 29, 2016

Masashi Yamamoto will soon be looking for an English-speaking apprentice to train in the trade of making Japanese style blades. This apprentice should also be a native English speaker who can help him learn English. This will be a one to five year commitment, depending on the applicant’s previous experience...

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Springhammer excerpt: Hiroshi Kato

April 19, 2016

We interviewed Kato san for our movie Springhammer. He tells us what's great about working in Takefu village, his initial reluctance to become a blacksmith and why he's grateful to the younger blacksmiths he works with.     Kato makes  a number of lines of knives for us including the Masakage Kiri,...

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How Can I Stop My Carbon Steel Knife From Rusting?

March 24, 2016

Carbon steel knives can be a beautiful pain in the ass sometimes. They are usually sharper, a dream to sharpen, and have amazing edge retention. Unfortunately, they can rust if not given a little extra care.   After a while the steel will oxidize and react with the air and...

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