Cineastas, a Portland, Oregon-based production company, recently explored the work of Murray Carter as part of its Craftworks series.Originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Carter ended up in Japan when he was 18 unsure of what would become of him in life. After a chance meeting with Mr. Sakemoto, he ended up spending six years in Japan apprenticing with him and then some. After completing another 12 years of tutelage, he inherited the honor of carrying on the 17th generation of the Yoshimoto bladesmithing tradition – a legacy left behind by the 16th generation holder, Yasayuki Yoshimoto. The video captures his craft and his techniques, but more importantly, his wisdom with regards to commitment to and passion for our endeavors.
Currently based in Oregon, Carter continues to handcraft one-of-a-kind knives, adding to the over 18,000-knife total he has produced in his 26-year career. To see more of his work, head on over to his website Carter Cutlery.