Where? Mareko Maumasi's shop in Tumwater, Washington.
When? Early October 2016
Food, BBQ, Drinks
Forging Demo from Mareko
Lots of table space for displaying your collections and using them. All the cut up veggies will be used for a seafood boil.
Friendly Cutting Competition
The guidelines for the competition are as follows:
-Each competitor submits a blade from the provided profile, made from monosteel with no defining marks and with the provided handle.
-Standard Japanese handles will be provided for each competing knife so that these blades will be judged solely on their performance.
-Heat treatment and finish grinding is to be done by each maker.
-Each knife will be put through a series of standard cutting operations. We'll have score cards and everyone can vote on their favorite knife.
-Once competition is complete the knives will be put up for sale, with all proceeds going to charity. (input appreciated here as well, Northwest harvest? Another that has a broader reach?)
Participating in the "Kitchen Knife Cutting Competition"
1. Maumasi Fire Arts
2. Haburn Knives