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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...

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....

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