My previous projects were idea based, and this time I wanted to challenge myself to create a design based on a found object.
While having a stroll during last autumn I have noticed a bunch of sycamore pods falling and had taken some of them home. As it turned out, those pods shape and pattern had been an inspiration to many and gave me an idea to create this set of knives. It was truly a great challenge to emulate the original but at the same time to make sure that the final product would be practical.
- 15n20 carbon steel and 1095 spring steel
- Thermocycled blades,
- hardened and tempered blade for highest performance
Picking up an object of daily use, and redesigning it to find a perfect balance between modern design and everyday practicality.
This project revolves around a transition of tools of destruction into tools of creation, I wanted to show a cyclical process that has repeated itself throughout history.
One of the first things I learned as a blacksmith was toolmaking, majority of tools I own I had made myself. This time I wanted to make tools that could be used outside the forge.