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Dimitri Turcott

  • Studio Blade
  • Knife maker
  • Zell, Switzerland
  • Master Artisan
Dimitri Turcott Knife maker
Contact
German, Dutch, English, French, Spanish
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+41 797805687
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From guitarist to knifemaker

  • • Dimitri embraces modern technology
  • • He was a professional guitarist for 25 years
  • • He masters three materials: leather, metal and wood

Dimitri Turcott spends his days in his workshop surrounded by sharp blades. However, in the first decades of his working life he was a professional guitarist who never layed his hands on dangerous tools. Now, the fearless bladesmith has dedicated himself to making knives fit for the 21st century. Embracing cutting edge of technology, Dimitri uses techniques like 3D design to make a perfect ergonomic grip and cryo-treatment of steel to make the blade harder. His focus is on a scientific modern approach to knifemaking, although he recognises the history of the ancient simple object. He explains: “It is one of the oldest tools of mankind. I sometimes think knives are a bit engraved in our DNA."

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Damascus Santoku kitchen knife, Silver twirl glass fibre handle

A Santoku is a traditional Japanese chef knife. “Santoku” in Japanese means “Three Virtues” as this knife is a true all rounder. Dimitri Turcott crafted his blade from stainless damascus steel with its beautiful pattern. The handle is made from black/blue glass fibre. The blade was cryo treated optimising the crystal structure guaranteeing superior edge holding. One of a kind.

Height 32 cm
Width 0.2 cm

Photo: ©Dimitri Turcott
Damascus Santoku kitchen knife

A Santoku is a traditional Japanese chef knife. “Santoku” in Japanese means “three virtues” as this knife is a true all-rounder. Dimitri Turcott handcrafted the blade from stainless damascus steel, two different steels forged into a beautiful pattern. The knife handle is made from dark walnut and the sheath from dark vegetable tanned leather. The blade was cryo treated optimising the crystal structure to guarantee superior edge holding.

Height 32 cm
Width 0.2 cm

Photo: ©Dimitri Turcott
The Overlander Deluxe

The Overlander excels as a hard working tool for the contemporary adventurer. It is composed of a classic drop point blade with an hollow grind and a wooden handle with a line of orange. Dimitri Turcott made the full tang blade of stainless damascus steel with its intricate undulating dark grey pattern. The horizontal leather carry sheath is designed to fit most belts.

Height 23.3 cm
Width 0.4 cm

Photo: ©Dimitri Turcott
Damascus dagger

Dimitri Turcott made the custom order hunting dagger for a collector. The damascus blade is forged from 240 layers of carbon steel. The design is based on the classic WWII Fairbairn-Sykes fighting dagger. Premium Walnut was used for the handle.

Height 35 cm
Width 0.4 cm

Photo: ©Dimitri Turcott
Hubert hunting knife

Hubert is a unique hunting knife. Dimitri Turcott designed it to perform the tasks needed after a successful hunt. Elmax is a premium steel which balances excellent strength and toughness with corrosion resistance. He made the handle in Turkish Walnut which was resin stabilised for weather resistance and hand polished.

Height 23.3 cm
Width 0.4 cm

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