Masakage and Ironclad Knives are some of our most popular lines, and the blacksmiths behind them some of our most popular visitors. Knifewear is extremely excited to be bringing three of the makers of these amazing handmade products to Canada for a three city cross-country tour this July.
This summer we will be hosting:
All three of these impressive knifemakers will be visiting Knifewear locations in Edmonton (As seen in the Edmonton Journal), Calgary and Ottawa. As well as the Ottawa Natsu Matsuri Summer Festival!
Forging and Sharpening Demonstrations
(with Matsukaze Tea)
July 14, 11am - 3pm
10820 82 Ave NW
Sharpening Demo and Customer Appreciation Party (beer and hotdogs)
July 19, 6:30-8:30
800 Bank Street
Forging and Sharpening Demonstrations at
Natsu Matsuri Summer Festival
Ottawa City Hall
Marion Dewar Plaza
Japanese knife making has a 1200 year old tradition of raging forges, glowing steel, and back-breaking work. It involves honing craftsmanship and expertise over not just years or decades, but a lifetime. There aren’t many people who carry the weight of history and tradition as intensely as the blacksmith, and there aren’t many nearly as revered and mimicked as the Japanese blade maker. Knifewear is lucky enough to work with the people that keep this trade alive in Japan.
Get stoked about seeing these craftsmen in action by watching them talk about their work!