Our Story

Skapari - Lopez Island Stewardship


Skarpari was formed in 2015 to create beautiful and functional tools for the home or field.


Each tool we make takes many hours of planning, designing, collecting materials, and creating. The more intentional time and love we put into each tool we create, the better the end product will be.


We've learned and expanded so much in the last 8 years of creating knives. We are now a brand creating proudly manufactured products in the USA. We thoughtfully source materials made by small artisans from around the country.

About Chris & Krista Stovall

Chris and Krista Stovall of Skarpari on Lopez Island, Washington

When Chris and Krista moved to Lopez Island 12 years ago, their motivation was food. They came with a desire to be more involved in farming, hunting, fishing, preserving, and cooking to put healthy food from known sources on the table for their family. It quickly became apparent that some cheap Amazon tools did not fit into this lifestyle. 8 years ago, they made their first knife for butchering the first livestock they raised. As friends and family became aware of the beautiful handmade tools they were creating, folks started to ask to barter and commission knives. Soon it was obvious that this was a needed service for the community, and they have been offering these handmade tools since then.

For Chris and Krista, sustainable living starts with a good relationship with food. They believe that by reconnecting with food traditions and recipes, we can create a sustainable future for the next generation. To that end, they made Skarpari, a company that provides the tools needed to rekindle your relationship with food. Their passion for sustainable living is evident in their products, built to last a lifetime. They hope to help us build a bridge to a sustainable future by providing the right tools.

Skarpari Isn't Our Only Business 

We have been serial entrepreneurs and are involved in starting many small businesses from the ground up, including our successful brand and technology consulting firm, Giant.

Our experience implementing softwares our clients use into our own business means we have tested and utilized the platforms we offer. We use the Shopify online, POS (point-of-sale) system, and many other commerce softwares and plugins. As a result, we have assisted in improving some of these softwares for our clients through extensive testing.

In fact, some of our clients have used our Technology Consulting Services for all aspects of their business, from online to behind-the-scenes organizational technology. We have clients who genuinely value our place in the industry and ask for our input on all aspects of their business, including product testing and research. As a family business, we offer various perspectives as part of every project we take on.