Jared Oeser

Visit this maker’s website here: https://www.joeserknives.com/

Ever since a young age Jared has enjoyed and collected knives. After many years of using and collecting knives from various makers, he felt it was time to start making them himself. He had a few goals when he started making knives. First, he would never call a knife finished until it looked and performed like a knife he himself would buy and keep. Second, he would make what he liked, not what someone else likes. He has been an artist for as long as he can remember. His media of preference has been pencil ever since he was a little tyke. Jared has studied art and design his entire life and tries to apply the principles he has learned into his knives. He wants them to look good, feel good and perform as well as any other knife out there.
He stands behind all of his knives. If it does not perform or you just don’t like it, contact him and he’ll take care of you. Making knives is not his full time business. He is a home builder primarily and makes knives on the side. He doesn’t really call it a hobby since he charges people money for what he makes but it is still an enjoyable passtime for him and he hopes it continues to be for many years to come.
I first decided to try making knives in July of 2011. I approached my long time friend David Lang and asked him to teach me the ropes. My first experience on a grinder was on his Bader with a 14″ wheel. Next I made a knife that would be the basis for my Uinta Bushcraft. It was a full convex blade made from O1. I completed that in August of 2011 and the rest is history. Finally in 2012 I made my first slip joint knife which has always been my end goal. I continue to make both types of knives but my main passion is folders. They are something I use and carry every day and remind of the knives my grandpa used to carry. I try to combine modern materials and techniques with the old traditional style of yesteryear.

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