The Process

Jesse studied Fine Art at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University (NSCADU). During his time at NSCADU he took a truly interdisciplinary path, focusing on a variety of craft topics such as gold and silver smithing, graphic & product design, woodworking, and blacksmithing. This interdisciplinary perspective, and appreciation of the history of design, opened his eyes to alternative ways to design and manufacture, which he has incorporated into the current knife making practice at Nordquist Designs.

Every product at Nordquist Designs is handcrafted with care by Jesse Thompson. All products are made from Canadian-sourced materials and manufactured completely in Jesse's shop in Kelowna, British Columbia. Made to last a lifetime.