My name is Zac Buchanan. I was born in Eugene, OR in 1984. My dad, Thad Buchanan, has made knives for as long as I can remember. As a kid I liked to help in the shop every now and again. Growing up I spent time around Bill Harsey, Bob Lum, Ron Lake and their families. I never realized that they were world renowned knife makers; they were just my Dad's friends. But looking back on it, it was pretty cool. These days I wish I would have paid more attention
In 2008 my Dad asked if I wanted to move to Prineville and learn to make knives with him. After working in the restaurant industry I was happy to do something more interesting.
In 2012 I started my own shop back home in Eugene.
I love to make R.W. Loveless style knives, but I've made several of my own designs too. Working with my dad has been an awesome experience and a blessing. I've learned so much in such a short time it's hard for me to believe. I enjoy knife making so much I know I'll do it for as long as I'm capable.