Episode 12: The Bladesmith Behind Drew Hash Knives
That's really my motivation just to make the BEST & COOLEST knives I can.
Life can take you down a path that we don't necessarily know why we went down but ended up somewhere that we didn't want to be. It takes self-realization and the courage to stop and walk away to do what you want to do. I believe the most significant thing you can do for yourself is the ability to create a business around your passion and never feel like you worked a day in your life. Now, not everyone is fortunate enough to do this which is why only a few make it happen. It takes a lot of discipline, confidence, and determination to create a business opportunity around a passion. Well, let me introduce you to one man that has done this, Drew Hash.
In this podcast, we talked about:
How even at a young age he always had an interest in knives.
The process of creating a Drew Hash knife.
The day he realized that his idea is going to work.
His most significant learning experience about money.
The two strengths that's kept him successful.
How he strives to make the coolest products possible.
Plus other excellent insights on his passion and his mindset.
I think another strength for me is I consider myself pretty generous and that I genuinely want to help people. I don't have a lot of means to really help people so I do what I can with what I have and so a lot of the times that's me teaching people things.
Drew Hash started in the restaurant business when he was 16. He moved his way up from dishwasher to executive chef. While he was a private chef he realized his real passion was with knives. In 2010, he decided he would self teach himself into the art of making knives. Fast forward to today under his business, Drew Hash Knives, he is now a bladesmith creating amazing bespoke knives for the City Top Restaurants. Drew continues to become a master of his craft and as any creator knows when you adore what you do, working on your craft every day is not ever work it's just love.
Hearing Drew talk about his business and watching him create one of his knives, you can see the passion shine right off him. You can't help but smile and be inspired witnessing someone that has taken his passion into building a growing business, all while living life his way.
Enjoy the podcast and do what you love.
In this episode, here are Some Questions I ask & what You will learn:
Drew's Introduction (1:20)
Drew talks about his interest with knives at a young age. (2:32)
When did your entrepreneurial bug start? (3:25)
Drew talks about his passion for cooking and not necessarily being a team leader (4:25)
What is Drew Hash Knives? (5:00)
Talks about learning his craft while working full-time. (6:05)
The process of creating a knife. (7:15)
Knife handles. (11:04)
How long does the whole process take? (12:10)
The emotions of the first sale. (12:55)
Realization that Drew Hash Knives is going to work (13:57)
Understanding the time spent making something (14:13)
The Drew Hash Knives website (15:09)
Drew doesn't consider himself as an entrepreneur... (15:30)
What's next for Drew Hash Knives? (16:40)
What is Drew's typical day like ? (18:33)
Looks at his business as doing battle (19:45)
Drew's biggest learning experience. (20:48)
Relationships with people (21:41)
What Drew's two strengths are that has kept him successful? (22:13)
What piece of advice Drew would give to someone who wants to start a business. (23:19)
The lasting impact with Cooking Food vs Making Knives. (26:12)
What Drew does for fun? (27:28)
Drew's favorite type of cuisine to cook... (30:08)
How Drew wants to define his legacy. (31:36)
Drew is... (32:12)
Contact Info. (32:25)
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Editor’s Note: This story was shared through a Scotch Parlor Podcast. Photography was done by Rick Scotch in San Francisco, CA
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