the Life and Work of Murray Carter, the 17th Generation Yoshimoto Bladesmith / by john cheng

…go from dream to result...

Watch this great video by the production company, Cineastas. They've produced a great look into the life and work of Murray Carter, a 17th Generation Yoshimoto Bladesmith. The now Oregon-based bladesmith went to Japan at the age of 18 and spent six years as an apprentice to a Japanese bladesmith. 26 years and 18,000 blades later, he continues to create beautiful works of art.

Murray Carter is the 17th Generation Yoshimoto Bladesmith. Born and raised in Halifax, Nova Scotia, he traveled to Japan when he was 18 years old. He stayed in Japan for half his life and apprenticed under a Japanese bladesmith for 6 years. In this video, Murray tells his story and discusses the importance of pursuing one’s dreams. An extended interview with Murray can be seen at: He currently works out of his shop, Carter Cutlery, in Hillsboro, OR. DIRECTED BY TRISTAN STOCH CINEMATOGRAPHY BY SEAN GRASSO CAMERA OPERATOR KENNY ALLEN LOCATION SOUND ANIKA TOBIASON VIDEO BY CINEASTAS