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American Handgunner Nov/Dec 2011 Digital Edition - Page 50
canaDian knifemaker sean O’hare BlenDs GOOD lOOks wiTh primO slice. ’ sTylin sTeel! f cold Canadian winters make for prime grinding time, Sean O’Hare has spent his working overtime. This custom artisan from up north has a knack for balancing form and function into his knife designs, finishing them to perfection with just the right blend of steel and handle. All of this gives Sean’s knives that special something summed up in one word: style! O’Hare’s knives differ from many of his peers’ in they capture modern and traditional elements, giving customers the best of both worlds. Born and bred Canadian, this custom artisan backed into custom knifemaking in a most unusual way. Sean explains, “I was always fascinated by knives. I have carried a pocket knife since I was a young kid, and was always interested in what pocket or belt knife others were carrying.” Sounds normal so far, but O’Hare never had any intentions 50 WWW.AMERICANHANDGUNNER.COM • NOVEMBER/DECEMBER2011 paT cOverT phOTOs: chuck piTTman, inc. i