Mareko Maumasi is a bladesmith and Damascus wizard from Olympia, Washington. A constant artist and innovator, Mareko loves working with his hands to create something from nothing. When he was young, he was always drawing, building, and creating. As he got older, he jumped into the culinary world, working in kitchens, and discovering the tools associated. Eventually, he was given the opportunity to combine his two great passions, food and creating, and became one of the foremost custom culinary knifemakers in the world.
Mareko is an award-winning knifemaker and has been featured on Forged in Fire twice. His current focus is on developing new techniques and approaches for pattern welded steel, and deepening his understanding of how the material moves. He is passionate about sharing his knowledge with the greater knifemaking community and strives to uplift the knifemaking craft through education and collaboration.
Sarah Maumasi is Mareko's partner in crime and the half of the duo behind everything administration, from the website to the newsletter to making sure every order you place is taken care of in the most efficient and effective way possible.
Sarah is a writer and teacher by trade and has joined Mareko to help bring Maumasi Fire Arts to the next level. She is very excited about everything Maumasi Fire Arts has in store for knife enthusiasts and fellow makers alike. We are committed to raising up our community, locally and globally, in every way possible.