Year of birth.
Since what year started production of knives.
Professional from 2010, after graduating from university, and as a hobby from 2006.
For some reason, I took up the matter.
Painting, sculpture, work with wood, the desire to create beautiful things and a desire for sharp objects, led me to nozhedeliyu.
What style prefers and why.
Not preferred styles, or for me is harmony in the knife or not. I do not try to do in a certain style, I prefer to individuality, their own design.
What materials are used and why.
Blades do stainless steel powder metallurgy, mainly from M390 and S90V, I think these were the best for working knives. handle material is selected depending on the design of the knife and its purpose. For working knives, customers prefer and recommend Composites (textolites) based on the linen, glass fiber and carbon fiber fabrics. Very nice looking knives with wooden or bone plates, but such materials are maintenance-free, or rather careful treatment, otherwise you may lose form.
Which target audience oriented.
This is mainly the hunters and collectors.
Does the knife itself in whole or in cooperating with blacksmiths and other craftsmen.
I work with two students. Vladimir Ponomarev in 2013 in the workshop, mainly engaged in the scabbard and hilt. Denis Marin is working on blades since 2015, he is still learning, but he’s good at. Some knives, I do himself completely, and some only in part, although the production of each blade passes under my control, and Vladimir Denis controllers perform my work, in general, working as a team.
Whether it is the main occupation.
Yes, even more so.
Carpenter joiner, engineer wood.
After organizers knife show “Steel Edge”