Thank you for taking the time to visit North Mountain Knives. My knives are made by hand out in my shop (aka shed). If you are interested in a custom, hand-made knife feel free to contact me via this site, email, or the various forms of social media linked on this site.
I started making knives in 2018. Like a lot of people who started making knives in the last few years my initial interest in knifemaking came from Forged in Fire. After watching the show for a while I started to think…that seems like something that I could do. So I went down a YouTube rabbit hole, and found out that you don’t have to forge a knife. You can make them by buying bars of steel and filing or grinding away material to create a knife-shaped-object. My first few knives were pretty rough, and took a LONG time to make. At that point I was cutting out a rough profile with a hacksaw, then using a bastard file and a round file to finish the profile and cut in the bevels. It was hard, tedious, and time consuming, and I was totally addicted. I went on to decide on the name North Mountain Knives based on the name of the mountain I used to have to cross to go to school. NMK is now a legal entity, and I’ve been selling knives since April 2019. Since then there have been many times my wife (who’s tolerance and patience should be enough to qualify her for sainthood) has looked at me like I was a crazy person when I told her how much I wanted to spend on this or that piece of equipment, but here I am…still making knives. There is always something new to learn, and I can’t wait to learn it.
Some More Info
I work in carbon steel. This means that a thin coat of oil should be kept on the blade at all times to prevent rusting. You can use mineral oil if you are using your knife for food preparation. There may still be some patina if used to cut acidic items.
I make knives. Not hammers, screw drivers, axes, or pry bars. If you use your knife for anything other than cutting don’t be surprised if it fails.
By accepting one of my knives via purchase, trade, or gift, you are accepting responsibility for any and all actions and uses of that knife, and the consequences thereof.