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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...

Knife making workshop part II

After 2 days of pounding and grinding steel these are the results of the knife making workshop I organised this weekend. It's fun for me to see how every participant comes up with their own unique design. Some knives still need a little finishing but...

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...

Knife making workshop

Last weekend I hosted a knife making workshop. A lot of people told me they would be interested in that, so I did. 3 guys spend all weekend in my workshop grinding and pounding steel. Sunday night they left with a  selfmade blade. They had...