Born in 1981, Jason’s journey to the forge came about through an intriguing set of circumstances. No matter how many times Jason has encountered little miracles through his life, he is still blown away each time it happens. Jason Kraus grew up in the beautiful North Star state of Minnesota. All his life, Jason has had a passion for knives, swords, and other forms of sharp weaponry. He truly loves using knives as much as he loves making them so, he decided he should make the knives he wants to use. And so, North Star Forge was born.
Through his twenties Jason struggled with what his passion was, like many of us, until one day his wife, Allison, asked him what he would love to do every day for work. Having worked in the computer IT field, owning his own painting business, and struggling with dyslexia there was only one answer to this question; forging knives and swords that can both be functional and works of art. At that point Allison asked him what he would love to do that was “feasible”. Frustrated with having this same conversation over and over again, Allison prayed in the car on her way to meet her friend, Ingrid.