My name is Jonas Johnsson and i run Isasmedjan.
I don´t remember when my interest for blacksmithing started but it got a serious boost about 8 years ago when i took a week course in basic blacksmithing at Ryfors bruk here in Sweden, the teacher was Gustav Thane, one of Swedens most renowned blacksmiths.
It took a couple of years before i could setup my own small forge, i now have my shop in a small garage next to my house, there i have learned this craft by trail and error
Since autumn 2016 i´ve run Isasmedjan parttime as a small business next to my dayjob in the marinebusiness.
I have gone to almost exlusively forge and make knives, mostly chefknives with traditional japanese profiles but also huntingknives and artknives. I also forge blades which i sell to Scandinavian knifemakers.
I take pride in creating functional peaces of art and i´m constantly seeking inspiration and knowledge about making the best knife possible suitable for it´s task but also pleasant for the eye.
I hope you find my work interesting and if you want to ask me something feel free to contact me trough the contactinfo on this site.