Tools by Emiliano Carrillo - New Hampshire

Focused for much of his career on historical reproductions, blacksmith and bladesmith Emiliano Carrillo's approach to his craft is deep, methodical, and holistic; 'bone-knowing,' is how Emiliano describes the knowledge he has absorbed in the process. Inspired by ancient tools of Scandinavia, feudal Japan, and medieval Europe especially, Emiliano's early years as a bladesmith were dedicated to reverse-engineering artifacts, both in function, and their decorative and ornamental elements, such as historical pattern welding techniques (ie. damascus). To do this he learned to make his own metals from scratch including bloomery iron and resulting carbon steels, creating small batches using iron ore collected from the Earth, including black iron sand from beaches for example. From homemade tamahagne, to oroshigane, and modern pattern welded steels, Emiliano employed these specialty formulas primarily for sword reproductions, a form he was drawn to early on due to the symbolic nature of the object, one which spans both cultures and time throughout human history. A desire to make objects that would be not only coveted by their owners, but used and enjoyed on a regular basis, Emiliano shifted from swords and reproductions to culinary knives, pouring the same depth of knowledge and metal-bending abilities into each culinary object. From a variety of steels to the local wood, leather, and other natural materials he sources for handles, Emiliano's chef's knives are each a work of art, and we're honored to make them available here.