We are a small business located in the Philippines consisting of 3 people, Jason, Hazel, and Dwight. We use no automated equipment. Using the best materials and a mix of modern and old techniques we create a variety of work ranging from kiridashi, neck knives, tactical / self defense knives, camp knives, chef knives, bowies, hunters, skinners, etc. Many of our knives have an ethnic / tribal feel to them. Our inspiration comes from a wide variety of sources including Japanese cutlery, ancient African weapons, Malaysian, Polynesian, etc.
Jason & Hazel
Ecos was started by Jason who is a self taught maker that started making knives at age 14. At the time of writing this he has been making knives for 29yrs. Originally concentrating his efforts on stainless steel blades with immaculate finishes (hand rubbed satin finishes, mirror polishes, etc) He soon found while these finishes look great they soon get messed up with actual use. So he decided to start Ecos to offer custom knives with user grade finishes at affordable prices. After being in business for a few years he met Hazel, who shared common interests (namely both being avid readers). After a few years of friendship it blossomed into a relationship(and were married in 2014). Hazel has a background in business administration and was a legal secretary for 18yrs. She now works as a transcriptionist for the insurance sector, and helps out with Ecos.
Dwight joined in 2018 as our apprentice. He has been learning the craft and handles much of the day to day work in the workshop. He will eventually take over production in the Philippines when Jason & Hazel move to the US.
Ronin is our head of security. Also goes by the names Fuzzbutt, and Mongrelian. Our fuzzy little companion that guards the perimeter. Knows dozens of words/commands, and strikes terror into the hearts of would-be thieves. Has a bad habit of chewing up Flip-Flops. Joined our home as a pup in 2012.