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Kiridashi design for SOMA restaurant

A while ago I got a special request to design and make a set of kiridashis as tableware (i.e. small Japanese knife for craftsmen) for a new restaurant in Antwerp. After making a prototype, the design was approved and I got to work.   The restaurant is SOMA in Antwerp...

Workshop messen maken nieuwe reeks 2017

WORKSHOP MESSEN MAKEN Gedurende 2 dagen begeleidt Studio Blade je in de kunst van messen maken. In een professioneel uitgerust atelier kan je je eigen mes maken. Indien je goed doorwerkt, ga je na de workshop met je zelfgemaakte mes naar huis. Het kan echter zijn dat...

BOTANIK festival in Antwerp

I'm invited to BOTANIK festival in Antwerp. This year the festival's thema is "extreme crafting", that's why I'm invited. If you want to have a look at my recent work, come on over! Green guerrilla Botanic festival!!! Friday & Saturday  5 & 6 in May DE SINGEL in...

Munchies!

Munchies, the Vice website for foodies has written an article about my knives and how I work. I'm really happy with that. I better start making some chef knives. Problem is, every time I make a chef knife it sells really fast! Check it out! https://munchies.vice.com/nl/articles/in-het-atelier-van-de-belgische-messenmaker-die-zichzelf-leerde-smeden    ...

Workshop sounds

Ever wondered how it sounds when you are forging a blade? Well, last weekend some participants of the workshop "`MAKE YOU OWN KNIFE" got the chance to experience just that! This is a 1 minute audio recording that takes you through several sounds inside the workplace. Recordings made...

Craftsman certificate

I've been awarded by the federal government with the title of "CERTIFIED CRAFTSMAN" last month. I had to present my recent work to a committee of experts and they agreed on giving STUDIO BLADE this quality label. ...

Workshop result “LE BRUT”

Here's a knife made by Kevin Baert during a recent workshop @ Studio Blade. The paracord and wooden Thuya handle make this knife extra special! You can tell he's a great photographer, really nice shot....