Meet your Maker – Bow&Oake Knives

Welcome to the sixth edition of Meet Your Maker. This week it’s the turn of Bernard from the USA.


Your company or trading name
Bow&Oake Knives

Tell us about where you’re from, what you do, how it all started and why you enjoy it.

I’m living in New Hampshire , grew up south of Boston . I have an advanced degree in Art , with a concentration in jewel and ceramics. I love using my hands and making things. I love Swiss Army knives and making and restoring them is a dream come true

What are your aims and are there any items or products you’d love to make?

I would love to get back into silver and gold casting and fabrication… use your imagination to where that could take my Swiss Army knives

What do you consider your greatest achievement in the work you do associated with EDC?

The friendship and worldwide customers and following I have. Being considered an expert in my field is humbling

What is the best thing you have made and why?

The friendships .. they are the stuff of dreams

What EDC gear is in your pockets right now?

Leatherman signal and Wenger pocket tool chest

What’s the favourite piece of EDC gear that you own?

Are you going to ask if I have a favorite kid next? Come on. But seriously, the custom knives I have by Tom Simco , Scott Crook, Mark wherein , Swiss Bianco to name a few . I like original custom work. One of a kinds. Things that people put their creative minds into

What EDC item would you love to own and why?

More custom Swiss.

A random fact about yourself that readers won’t learn anywhere else

All things Star Trek, Kurt Vonnegut,

Re)watching Every Episode of Star Trek | by Jonathan Bailey | Medium

If you are on social media or have a website please include the links here so people can find out more about you

On Facebook and Instagram Bow and Oake knives And www.bow and Oake.com

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