"Everything I make is deeply rooted in historical forms and techniques, whether Iā€™m smelting and refining iron ore or forging high performance modern damascus."

Emiliano Carrillo - Massachusetts

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 intheir decorative and ornamental elements, such as historical pattern welding techniques (ie. damascus). To do this he learned to make his own steels from scratch including bloomery iron and the resulting carbon alloys that can be attained through the carefully controlled process. Using small amounts of raw ingredients collected from the Earth, such as black iron sand, homemade tamahagne, a clean, high-quality and hardenable steel can be attained. Whether tamahagane, oroshigane, or 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.

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    Silver Walnut 600-Layer Chef 170mm
    Emiliano Carrillo
    Silver Walnut 600-Layer Chef 170mm
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    Black Walnut Damascus Chef 175mm
    Emiliano Carrillo
    Black Walnut Damascus Chef 175mm
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    Olive Damascus Petty Chef 103mm
    Emiliano Carrillo
    Olive Damascus Petty Chef 103mm
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    Cow Horn Chef 198mm
    Emiliano Carrillo
    Cow Horn Chef 198mm
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    Applewood Honyaki Gyuto 188mm
    Emiliano Carrillo
    Applewood Honyaki Gyuto 188mm
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    Silver Walnut Integral Chef 216mm
    Emiliano Carrillo
    Silver Walnut Integral Chef 216mm
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    Koa Honyaki Sujihiki 201mm
    Emiliano Carrillo
    Koa Honyaki Sujihiki 201mm
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    Ten-Zogan Oroshigane Gyuto 183mm
    Emiliano Carrillo
    Ten-Zogan Oroshigane Gyuto 183mm
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    Birdseye Integral Chef 202mm
    Emiliano Carrillo
    Birdseye Integral Chef 202mm