ABOUT the bladesmith
My name is Cris Anderson, and I began making knives and swords in late 2008. For some reason, when I picked up the hammer, heated the steel, and did the work necessary to make it bend to my expectations… it just felt right. I was hooked and have been making blades ever since.
In 2012, I began using my swordsmithing experience to focus on Japanese inspired knives intended for food preparation almost exclusively. The works you will see on this site, as well as my YouTube and Instagram are the direct result. So please, feel free to explore. You can purchase one of my preferred waterstones, my premade (or project) gyuto, ko-gyuto (petty/utility), or paring knives directly off the site. Or, if you decide that you’d like your own fully custom knife, you can use the contact form to check availability on the limited number of custom knives I build a year.
Whether you are just looking, or decide to make a purchase… Thank you for your interest in my work!