It's been 10 years since BLADESIGN was established. The
site is minimalist look in concept because it reflects my own
state of spirit and aesthetical choice:
To go the simpler way it is the most difficult way. It means an
inner necessity to journey into the essence of things, of its
significance, without falling into the easy trap of copying. The
samples works that you see here reflect a slow but steady change
or evolution from early works into more simplified ones.
Designing a sword for someone else is a challenging task. If the
potential customer is asking for the intervention of a designer to
organize and structure his wishes, it is because he is
acknowledging the importance of a designer's work as much as that
of an architect or a lawyer. Everything, from an automobile to a
computer screen is a design product.
I don't find designing a sword less challenging or even different
than designing a book cover, a poster, a website, furniture,
interiors, coins, stamps, medallions or other things that my 32
years of activity as a designer and creative director has allowed
me to try my hand on.
It is not more specialized than other design fields. It's just as
different as other design areas.
But as a habit of mine, I decided to take this task which involves
all coordination efforts in sourcing the most adequate smith for
each custom project.
It has been my habit all these years to be able to manage
resources to the highest efficiency rate so that the customer is
well served and in a timely manner.
Therefore the role of a sword designer emerges as one of
creating something new, or with a new approach. It is an
intermediation work as well, between and aspiration and
reality, seasoned with common sense, feasibility and
uniqueness. This is a conjunction that has to be achieved
in perfect harmony, mainly depending on what one expects to spend.
As mentioned before, I am fully capable of providing you a
complete sword that can fulfill your uniqueness requirements, from
concept, design, until the final sword reaches your hands.
I now charge a low fee compared to my main company corporate
design fee. You would not pay my usual design fees. But don't take
advantage of this. Contact me only if you are committed. I
have dealt with too many people to engage in lengthy conversations
that lead nowhere. If you are insecure and look for references,
HOW TO WORK
WITH A DESIGNER
This is not an easy task, especially when I don't do this for
a living and therefore my mind is freer. I hope you managed to
carefully read the link in the subtitle.
Indeed, learning how do benefit from a designer's work is what
makes sense. I must confess I'm tired of people asking the wrong
questions confusing a creative person with a draftsman.
If you want to have something unique, and enjoy
the end result, contact me.
It is of paramount importance that this is
well understood for
your own advantage.
Viewing the samples I include in this
page can be an
example of how I work while some blades for clients are
being finalized, and will be placed here as they become available for
viewing. I do not restrict myself to designing katana.
It is just that they are more in demand from me.
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