Auxiliary Manufacturing

Auxiliary Manufacturing is the work of Chicago knife maker, Michael Jarvis,  a self-taught, full-time blade smith, 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. 

Select knives are on display and available for purchase at Town Cutler San Francisco and Chicago, They can be purchased online or in-store. Please view each product's location information if you are interested in viewing a particular knife in-person.