How did you discover your craft?
As a musician, I had time off to go camping in nature and I realised the importance of a good knife. I like beautiful things, but a high-quality knife was expensive, so I researched how to make my own. I liked my first knife, but the second one was really great.
What has sustained your interest in knifemaking?
I am fascinated by optimising the steel structure. It’s a scientific approach of metallurgy. I search the limits of the steel, and only work with the highest technical quality of steel, exploring how thin I can make the blade and how strong it will be.
How has your work developed over the years?
The first ten years of knifemaking I learned the skills to make good functional knives. Now, I am progressing to my own style and design language. It is three professions in one: working with metal, wood and leather for the blade, handle and sheath. I love designing a new knife.
What is a well made knife for you?
I think the ergonomics of the grip is really important. The design has to be functional and adjusted to the specific purpose. It should be tested really hard. I give my knives to hunters and chefs and tell them to be brutal with it, to test the limits of the knife.