FIX AND MAKE

Rowan McLachlan is one half of Rowsaan, a metal smithing practice formed with his partner Saan Davidson in Kyneton, Victoria. Rowsaan have been handcrafting everyday objects for the home, including their hand forged kitchen knives, since 2009. Rowan has a background in design – integrating a degree in landscape architecture from RMIT University with a family history of metal working. His body of work explores blacksmithing and silversmithing techniques using steel, brass, and silver to create objects that are understated and nice to hold, touch, and use. Rowan’s knives are made focusing on the details of each knife making process and hand forged in the tradition of Japanese laminated blades, resulting in knives for everyday use that are sharp, durable, and balanced in the hand.