Johnnyreb338

Knife makers in whom you look up to or strive to mimic

Recommended Posts

Chuck Burrows was primarily a leatherworker, but he had a good number of collaborations with knifemakers (Gib and Tai being the ones I know about the most) where they supplied a blade and he did all of the handle work, fittings, sheath, and display stand, giving the finished piece his own distinctive style, hence me including him.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The results were tru works of art. There will never be another. It was a wonderus thing two craftsman at the top of their disciplines producing something together that was better than either work would have been on its own. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am not a bladesmith myself, but I really like Templehound's knives. I like the clean lines, and simple fittings. They look like a working man's knife, and not some drawer queen that never gets used.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My buddy, Bill Fiorini.  He taught me to blacksmith, I taught him to duck hunt.  The metal working world lost a great one when he passed.  I know I will never even come close to his art/craftsmanship/skills, but every time I pick up a hammer or make sparks on a grinder I think of him.

I have a few things he made, but would love to get one of his hammers to pass on to my son who is setting up his own smithy.

Moosetrot

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I started out following Raymond Richard.  Now I lean more toward David Lisch, Lin Rhea, and Jean Louis Regel, among others.  Don Hanson.  Veronique Laurent.  Warenski, and Loerchner.  Bruce Bump.  I could go on and on.  If you're not frequently searching for master inspiration, you'll not likely make it to master yourself IMO.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.