SKARPARI

OUR STORY

CHOOSING TO Live

in a meaningful way

A man once said he spent the first half of his life trying to move out of the backwoods and the next half trying to move as far back into the wild as he could. We have chosen a lifestyle with fewer conveniences, choices, and distractions from the basics. Living simply and intentionally allows us to connect with the environment. We take our role as stewards of God’s creation seriously and believe that a relationship to our food, and environment is necessary to live genuinely. Our handmade tools are there for our daily interactions with people, livestock, the sea, and the land.

Necessity

is what you make it

Living in Nature in a balanced state with the environment requires tools. Choosing to live in a way that a credit card and a shopping cart are the primary tools is unsustainable. Putting food on the table the old fashioned way means fishing, hunting, chopping, and cutting. With the proper tools, a free, independent, healthy, wild, empowered life in nature is possible.

Knifemaker

Chris Stovall

After spending many years as a commercial artist, creating beautiful and functional digital and printed communication, Chris began his journey as a knife maker. Chris’ design sense, spacial understanding, and mathematical precision found an outlet in the physical world of crafting tools. The concept of craftsmanship drives him. As he watched his Father make knives as a very young child, he was struck by the beauty and precision of a knife made from an old saw blade. At the time he did not know that after years of city life, he and his wife would eventually move to the forest to raise their own family, and knife making would become a passion.

SHOPKEEPER

Krista Stovall

Krista has become an expert on Skarpari knives by getting to use them daily in her kitchen. Her kitchen is essentially the test kitchen for all of the tools and recipes we are bringing to you. She believes in helping people to reconnect with their ability to grow and produce healthy food all at home, no matter where that might be. She wants to share her love of food, and all things related to cooking from scratch, gardening, milking cows, crabbing, bartering with neighbors, and food preservation. She is also an artist and will be displaying her original art in our showroom.