Who. Where. Why
From January 2017 John Neeman Tools has become a guild of northern master craftsmen - Northmen. Uniting one of the best northern European bladesmiths, carpenters, woodworkers, tool makers, wood carvers, bowyers, leather workers, watch makers and silversmiths.
Northmen guild is the next level of our craftsmanship, next page in the book of history. It is the revival of a medieval tradition! It is our dedication to craftsmanship! Revive the guild!
We are a guild of northern master craftsmen who use our heritage of craftsmanship handed down through many generations to design and create woodworking tools, knives, weapons – bows and swords, leather goods and watches. Our process, our method and mission is to keep these traditions and crafts alive and well. In this high-tech age, our own traditional craftsmanship is flourishing.
We use our hands to create things that will live on, telling their story in the hands of the craftsmen and people after us. Each thing we create is born with energy and personality – a love and care that will be felt daily by each craftsman; a resonance from the heart of the creation.
Towering factories and belching chimneys are not our game. All of our makings are created in our small workshops, using equally traditional methods and techniques. Each craftsman is working in his own workshop, that is located on his own farmland.
Our focus is on uniqueness and quality, not quantity. We want to help people to remember how to use their hands, to relate their own human energy to their tools – to achieve the true joy of creating something from humble beginnings, as we did.
In nowadays throw-away society we are building things that will last and tell their stories about us long after we will be gone.
Our traditions of blacksmithing and woodworking walk step by step together. We are uniting and preserving our history, traditions and craftsmanship on one platform – Northmen guild.