Auxiliary Manufacturing

Auxiliary Manufacturing is the work of knifemaker, Michael Jarvis,  a self-taught, full-time bladesmith, who is always honing his craft with each blade. After 15 years of restaurant work (everything from dishwasher to executive chef), he started making various pocket tools as a hobby, and making things slowly grew on him until he eventually made the transition to knives. When he left his last restaurant position as general manager to help a sick family member, he found his hobby had become a full-time job. In February 2016, with the help of his wife, Jarvis officially set up shop and has never looked back. Mike originally started making knives full-time in Chicago and in early 2019 joined Town Cutler in Reno, NV where the two companies make knives side-by-side under one roof.

Select knives are on display and available for purchase at Town Cutler San Francisco and Chicago. They can be purchased online or in-store.