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DOCU FOR ARTE “OLD CRAFTS, YOUNG MASTERS”

Mischief films, a tv production company from Vienna is making a 5 -part docu for ARTE "OLD CRAFTS, YOUNG MASTERS" on the new generation of craftsman in Western Europe. I was asked to participate and it was quite an experience. I made a very special 240 layer Damascus...

New workshop!

I have a new workshop!

I was lucky some friends jumped in to move all my equipment into the new workshop. It’s a massive, enormous space. It seems unreal to me know that I’ve been working in a small stable next to my house all those years.

Damascus steel dagger!

Finally, I finished this 240 layer damascus steel dagger with an ebony handle. A few months ago a fanatic dagger collector made this custom order. He told me he was a big fan of the classic Fairbairn-Sykes dagger, so I based my design on that....

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...

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...