Meet Your Maker – Merkelig Co.

Your company or trading name

Merkelig Co.

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

I was born and raised in Seattle, WA. I make quality knives and leathergoods for collectors and edc fanatics! What I enjoy most about what I do is making people happy with the products I make.

The gratification of putting a smile on someone’s face with a product I have made by hand is a feeling I can’t get enough of.

merkelig shop portrait

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

My aim is to bring a quality, handcrafted product, to anyone who will appreciate it arrow the globe. Weirdly enough I have a real hankering to make some spatulas.

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

The Valkyrie line I recently released! It is an incredibly useful, small fixed blade that has been missing from my collection of work.

What is the best thing you have made and why?

I made an EDC sized Nessmuk. The GasMai steel, flying shark knives combination handle scales, and leather sheath all came together exactly as I envisioned in my head and I couldn’t be happier with the end product.

EDC  nessie gas forge works-gasmai flying shark knives scales

What EDC gear is in your pockets right now?

Spyderco PPT and an Olight eternal S1R Baton II in raw copper.

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

Any of my flashlights. Ample lighting is something I feel is overlooked. A job can become 100x easier if you have the correct lighting.

What EDC item would you love to own and why?

I have two that are neck and neck on my list.

1) Arcane Design Co. Anti-Matter. This is a folding dagger pocket knife, I think that speaks for itself!

2) Grit City Customs Tacoma Boot Knife. The size and profile of this knife is elegant, clean, and a very useful size to carry everyday!

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

I can recite most lines Dwight has in “The Office US”

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

https://www.instagram.com/merkelig_co/

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