As the name implies, Small Makers Month some of the smaller-scale blacksmiths that we've met in Japan, who we absolutely love the work of. These are folks like
Nigara Hamono and Hado Sakaiwho you'll often catch at our Garage Sales, but they don't make nearly enough knives for us to stock them 100% of the time.
This is a way for us to show our love of these blacksmiths and give them the representation they deserve.
The exciting thing about these blacksmiths is that we'll be getting their knives in very limited quantities. Many of these folks spend a lot more time on their knives than the average blacksmith, often laminating their steel from scratch, among other things. This makes them extra special for folks who like to collect rare knives, or someone who wants to veer off the beaten path to build their collections. Grab them before they're gone, because we might not get them again for a while!
Nathan started at Knifewear in 2013, when he left the restaurant industry to slang knives. Nowadays, he handles our communications, social media, and YouTube channel. If you're reading words on this website or watching one of our videos, Nathan was involved. He spends his spare time growing food, cooking, fermenting food and booze, and enjoying the great outdoors.