Murray Carter isn’t a self-taught prodigy with a blast furnace, hammer, and grinding wheel. The Canadian bladesmith apprenticed in Japan for years before bringing his decades of knowledge to one of America’s great centers of high-end knifemaking in Portland, Oregon. This knife is Carter’s $350 Kiridashi.
Portland film production company Cineastas recently put together this video about Carter’s history and philosophy. I’d love to get Murray Carter and Ethan Becker around a table together; their different experiences and philosophies would be a knife enthusiast’s version of My Dinner With Andre. But there would be no cold potato soup if Becker did the cooking, because the noted knife designer is also the former editor of The Joy Of Cooking.