Video: Carter Cutlery Traditional Japanese Bladesmithing School

Last November, Chris posted the video Inside Carter Cutlery. As a bit of background, Murray Carter is a knifemaker in Portland, OR. He is Canadian by birth, but spent 18 years in Japan where he earned his Master’s stamp as a 17th Generation Yoshimoto Bladesmith.

In this latest pair of videos, also shot by the Cineastas production company, aspiring Aussie knifemaker Tyler Pomeroy goes through Murray’s introductory class. During the 6-day class, Tyler learns how to make 3 different blades – a neck knife, a kitchen knife, and a camp knife. Part 2 is below the jump.


I am jealous of Mr. Pomeroy. The class looks like a lot of fun an a heck of a foundation off of which to build.. Murray Carter seems like one fantastic teacher. As a professional fly-fishing guide, I understand the that it is one thing to be a master at a skill but quite another to be an effective teacher of that skill to others. I would love to be able to attend one of Murray’s classes someday.


***Editors Note: I am thinking of starting a new feature. What do you all think of a regular “Friday Film Feature” of knife and knifemaking videos?


  1. Mark says:

    A Friday film feature would be great! Its usually slow at my office at the end of the week and nothing starts your day like some quality craftsmanship.

  2. sagebrushracer says:

    yes, i very much enjoy watch craftsmen and the like practicing thier art. Friday film feature is a good idea, IMO.

  3. mature says:

    Oh my goodness! Incredible article dude! Thanks, However I am going through problems with your RSS.
    I don’t understand why I can’t subscribe to it. Is there anyone else having the same RSS issues?
    Anybody who knows the solution can you kindly respond?

  4. Jonathan says:

    Noticed he’s wearing a Pebble…

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