Process

We respect, value and appreciate the wisdom of traditional tooling methods and also embrace technological advancements that are continuously evolving in the fast-paced world around us. Our shop utilizes both old world and modern techniques in harmony. Our tools are carefully hand-forged (both hot and cold forming), annealed, hardened, fully cryo-treated in liquid nitrogen, and tempered to help produce some of the most functional tools with superior sharpness and wear resistance. We conceptualize and execute each piece respecting the values of Japanese philosophy striving for a balance of simplicity and complexity along with a natural aesthetic. Every tool that leaves our forge is unique and custom. All cutting tools are finished with hand sharpening and honing on natural Japanese whetstones, which leaves the tools with an exceptionally sharp and long-lasting edge.