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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 YOUR 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....

MAKING THE BOLSTER

Here's a WIP of 2 chef  knives. The bolster is made of messing and hand hammered. The blades are triple layer Japanese San Mai forged blades. This technique has a high carbon tool steel layer sandwiched between 2 softer steels and forge welded  together. The high...

THE JUDGE

Meet THE JUDGE: bigger, stronger and meaner! Only available for rulers, this 36,5 cm knife will quickly settle any legal problems...

Custom leatherwork THIS IS ANTWERP

Knife making combines many different techniques and requires working with different materials, wood, metal, leather, synthetics, bone, etc. As I make the leather sheaths for my knives myself, once in a while people ask me to design and do custom leatherwork. I just finished making 13...

The traveller, a drawn spec sheet by Daan Rosseels!

This neck knife is my most popular model. My good friend Daan Rosseels is a world class illustrator and made me this spec sheet as a gift, it's actually his own knife.  This model is from the first batch first I made, since then the...