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Francisco Torres Rodríguez

Francisco Torres Rodríguez Knife maker
Contact
Spanish
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+34 619604198
©Francisco Torres

Sharp shapes

  • • Francisco preserves a traditional Canary Island craft
  • • He uses many different techniques
  • • He is a third-generation craftsperson

Found only in Gran Canaria, the Spanish island located in the Atlantic Ocean, the unique Canary knives reflect its culture. Francisco Torres Rodríguez, the third generation in his family to master this craft, has been working on keeping the tradition alive in the same workshop his father and teacher, Rafael Torres Osorio, used to work in. Francisco still remembers and cherishes the first knife he made because it was what convinced him to dedicate his life to this craft. Ever since, making exclusively unique pieces, he considers himself to be on a journey of playful creativity where ideas become a reality. Gran Canaria knifes, although still used in field-related activities, have become important decorative pieces and personal gifts as much for royals as for shepherds.

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Works

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Photo: ©Francisco Torres
Classic Canary knife

Canarian knife with a classic design on a stone and ram's horn bolster.

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Photo: ©Francisco Torres
Modern Canarian knives

Canarian knives with modern design with silver decoration and ferrules.

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Photo: ©Francisco Torres
Classic and modern Canarian knives

Canarian knives with classic and modern design, made with billy goat horn and silver.

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