Jock Zonfrillo, Matt Stone and Manu Feildel all store their knives in a Maka.
Mick "Maka" Kerkham didn't learn to sew until he was 39. Now, at 51, the self-taught designer can't get enough of it: he spends his days in his back-garden shed in Sorell, 30 kilometres north-east of Hobart, sewing classic leather knife rolls and sheaths as well as toolbelts for some of the country's best chefs and makers.
What do you look for when sourcing your leathers?
We're losing a lot of our tanneries in Australia. It's a hard industry, but if we don't use it, we'll loose it. I always source Australian leathers, I use full-grain cow and upper leathers and also an oxblood leather from Tasmania. These are the best cuts. I love leaving branding marks and interesting imperfections (as long as it doesn't make weakness) and always try to incorporate them into my work.
It's official it's Australian!
We are so happy to announce we are now officially licenced and recognised as genuinely Australian and are certified to carry the iconic Australian Made logo!
Thank you all so much for your continued support and purchases of our handmade, Australian leather products.