Cote Guillaume

07 June 2014 Author : 

Guillaume Cote, full time knife maker since 2009 and voting member of the Canadian knife makers Guild for the past 10 years, grinds all his blades freehand and does all his work in his shop including heat treatment.

He aims to provide a superior cutting tool that offers both beauty and function, coupled with great design concepts.
He explained us, how was born his passion for knives and knifemaking:
"In 1981, while working on the Distant Early Warning Line in the Canadian Arctic a co-worker showed me a knife he crafted from a discarded saw blade he used plexiglass washers to make the handle, seeing this hand crafted knife is what peaked my interest, and got me hooked on creating my own knives. I now live in Elliot Lake, a small town in Northern Ontario Canada, where hunting, fishing and trapping are a part of the local way of life."

Today he is specialized on making high end fillet knives and he works mainly on custom orders. His knives are made with a wide range of steel like CPM D2, CPMS35VN, CPM 154, CPMS90V, CPM 3V, 1095, W2, D2, for handles he loves the look and feel of natural material like Stag, burl woods, Himalayan ram horn, Warthog, Mammoth Ivory.
He told us that he spend many hours in his shop and he enjoys every minute of it; he also told that one of the most enjoyable aspect of knifemaking is getting to meet and interact with people with a wide range in background sharing the same common interest. This thought demonstrates the nobility of Guillaume, which always makes his job at best he can and, above all, with passion and dedication.


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