MY COLLECTION OF ANTOINE MARÇAL'S KNIVES

Since my purchase of Antoine's knives for my collection, which began with this beautiful Scramseax in wrought iron sanmai back in 2006, it originated this Interview.
Antoine's
work  corresponded to all my expectations and he was kind enough to offer me the wooden board in the photographs.

Note the absolutely stunning work with the wrought iron. It reminds me of old crochet work.

As time went by I kept watching for new work that I could afford and in what was the right time for me due to a Sale, I bought this beautiful rendition of Dha in W1 steel with a 200 layers of steel, done in his usual san mai fashion.

The scabbard has a very intelligent interpretation of the shape and traditional wrap. The scabbard is finished in a stone finish and is 39 cm long with a horn koiguchi. The handle is 18.5 cm long and has a horn piece that meets the scabbard horn.

The blade has a wrought iron habaki and is 34 cm long. The sanmai is of 200 layers folded steel.

Here is a detail that shows the work in the blade.

An even closer detail allows the look on the topography and the way the sanmai was curved at the tip, showing clear command of his technique.

This is the damascus seax that I also purchased. The command of the damascus - go here, and now here, and I want a hamon-like habuchi line here - is indeed amazing.

These are details of a steel work that is a world of expression in it.

In a wonderfully kind gesture, Antoine has sent me this forged fork as a gift, without a word. I feel touched by his generosity which is peculiar to great people who happen to be smiths. Other smiths have sent me different gifts, and what touches me is the gesture above all. I know it is genuine kindness from all of them and no strings are attached.

 

 

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