This website is dedicated to the combination of my two biggest
passions in life…Woodworking and Law Enforcement. I was
introduced to the art of woodworking during my early years of
grade school woodshop. I have continued to hold that passion
close to my heart ever since. And I never thought I would say
that I climbed Mt. Everest, but that is what it felt like to
find my way to a career in Law Enforcement.
Through many trials and tribulations I came upon the idea of
combining both. For many years I have admired several cultural
qualities about the Japanese people. Their absolute devotion to
perfection is seen in their woodworking. Can you imagine
building entire homes by creating complex joints in wood that
withstand the test of time for hundreds of years? No nails, no
screws or steel.
Another area of the Japanese culture that has fascinated me for
years has been the Samurai Warrior, their Codes of Conduct, and
the Samurai Sword. The combination of woodworking and the sword
is what drove me to create my unique baton. In ancient times the
Samurai were the protectors of Nobility. The sword was widely
identified as a tool of the Samurai Warrior.
In modern times, Law Enforcement has assumed this role. A widely
identified tool of Law Enforcement is our baton. “The Sword
of the Modern Day Warrior”. Thus, I created a baton that
exemplifies the perfection of the Samurai Sword. It has the beauty
of hand-selected hardwoods
and a hand-tied handle and grommet that mirror the “Tsuka”
and “Tsuba” of a sword.
Another area within my shop where I spend a lot of time, is pen
making. This has been a great source of fun and excitement to
see the joy others get from receiving such a unique and
beautiful gift. Please check out my
Store or my
you can see the endless variety of pens and some of my other
products as well.
Within the rest of my shop you can find me working on unique
projects that catch my interest. I specialize in building custom
furniture and home accessories to fit the needs and ideas of the
client. I accept a limited number of commissions per year so if
you have something in mind, give
me a call or send me an email.
Thanks for taking the time to find out a little bit more about
Ninja Nate Woodworking.