In September 2015, ISHKAR co founder Edmund Le Brun, along with his friend Jonathan Rider, became the first people to raft from the source of the river Oxus in Afghanistan.
Having never rafted before this trip, the first time they put their rafts in the water was at 4500metres, 12 days walk away from the nearest gravel road, totally and utterly unprepared for the glacial whitewater which lay ahead of them.
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Rafting in Pakistan
In 2018 ISHKAR co-founder Edmund Le Brun, and Jonathan Rider, rafted the length of the Hunza Valley in northern Pakistan. Their calamitous journey revealed a side to Pakistan rarely seen in the news. Watch the BBC Travel Show's coverage of their adventure.
ISHKAR on the BBC
In a live interview on BBC World News ISHKAR co founder Edmund Le Brun discusses the challenges Afghanistan's craftsmen face and how ISHKAR hopes to overcome them.
The Making of ISHKAR Knives
Watch, step by step, as Jonathan Rider puts together one of ISHKAR's limited edition knives.
ISHKAR - What does it mean?
This footage of 1970s Afghanistan gives an insight into our unusual name.