Wildcraft Studio School: Scandinavian Knife Making
I spent this past weekend in Portland, Oregon at the Wildcraft Studio School space learning how to make traditional Scandinavian Knives and Sheaths. The class was taught by Jeremy Thomas who has his own knife brand Sacha Knives. And oh my did it feelamazing and awesome to produce something as beautiful as a knife from raw materials. We carved the wood by hand, sanded it down, attached the blades and made leather sheaths, which are what the knives are carried in. Ironically enough, just a few days before I had visited Matt Carter for a photo story—he is a mobile knife-maker with a school bus as his workshop. So going into it I had a bit of clarity on what the process looked like. After two days of working on my knife, I have to say that I have mad respect for Matt. You can check out his knives here. Anyways, it was another absolutely successful weekend in Portland and I am so proud of what I produced.