I started making knives and swords by creating… a bow 😀 While searching some information about bows, I’ve found some knifemaking videos. I thought, “It’s cool, maybe I should try it.” And and the rest just happened. Two years of theory, then the first anvil … My neighbor had a blacksmith’s furnance after his grandfather … Learning forging … meeting great people at blacksmith’s meetings … learning from better … several years of practice … creating your own brand … starting a company … and here I am 😊
Before I started my first trials, I spent about two years on theory. Reading books about metallurgy, watching movies, reading industry forums, searching for information on websites and looking for tools. Then came the application of knowledge in practice. It was a total of five years of learning, creating a brand, learning new techniques and deepening theoretical knowledge. In 2019, I decided to open a company.
The fool thinks he has enough sense; the wise man knows how much he lacks– William Shakespeare.
I am ambitious, I like challenges. Often times, the imagination is carried away by the graphic designers and the design of a weapon is created, which is impossible to make due to design and technical reasons. But I try not to reject even such orders. After agreeing with the client, I try to slightly modify the designs so that, with all their “unreal” form, they acquire functional properties.
Of course. Not only engraving, but also etching and any other methods of decorating the blade, in a technique that match the design. In the few situations when it disturbs the aesthetics of workmanship, I suggest that clients give up the engraving on the blade and instead transfer the inscription e.g. to the scabbard.
From every available one. For each project, depending on its purpose, I select steel with appropriate parameters, which is consulted with the client when determining the project conditions.
In brief – to reasonable. 😊 For long blades intended for reconstruction, combat, cutting training, the values are 48-50HRC. For knives, I choose the hardness depending on its construction, steel used and the intended use of the knife, there are even values up to 65HRC.
It depends on the specific order. As a rule, I try to make everything as correctly as possible historically. Sometimes, however, at the client’s request, I deviate from compliance with historical realities in favor of price / speed of execution.
It is virtually impossible to compile a price list for unique, handmade items such as medieval swords, sabers or knives. The valuation based on all the information that I can collect before starting work, taking into account all historical aspects and expectations of the client, is not only more accurate, but above all honest to the client. The price depends on many factors, such as the type, parameters, aging, inscriptions, decorations, scabbard, riffs, belt, etc. As a rule, I do not change the agreed price, unless the client reports additional requirements during the project implementation.
It is best if you contact me and describe what you mean, and then I will be able to accurately quote it. Even if you do not have clearly defined requirements, I will offer you a few variants.
They are always the highest quality materials! I use all available and legal materials from around the world. I have sometimes bought a stingray imported from Vietnam, or ordered a katana braid from Japan. In my work, I prefer natural components, but I am open to all kinds of experiments and material.
Yes. I give a one-year warranty for all my works. However, the condition for maintaining the warranty is the lack of interference of third parties in my work. Shortening the blade, grinding, altering the handle, engraving etc. is associated with the loss of the warranty. The warranty covers any damage resulting from a technological error or material defects. The warranty does not cover the careless use of a weapon by the owner, e.g. chopping stones, checking the bending limits of the blade, undermining other objects, etc.
All that I can and those I can learn. So the directory is almost infinite here 😊
Repousing, engraving, etching, stone deposition, aging, oxidation, texturing. If I cannot do something myself and I cannot learn a given technique, I entrust it to the best craftsmen.
I am able to do anything if I like that and it’s agree with me. I will never do a job that I completely dislike. I just know I wouldn’t put my whole heart into it. Whenever the client does not have specific ideas, I advise him and together we set a project that would satisfy me 100% as the creator and the client as the future owner.
In addition to all types of edged weapons, I also make wooden, leather and brass jewelry.
Only as an exception. Custom projects take most of my time. However, sometimes it happens that a few works are released that are waiting for the owner. All of them will be updated and displayed on the website.
Yes, most often I have additionally started a few projects, which I carry out as long as the time between main orders or specific breaks in the technological process of the custom projects allows me. Unfortunately, this time is not much, but all the works are then posted on the website with information whether it is for sale
This is discussed with the client at the design requirements stage. I am able to do both, depending on the specific purpose. All the knives I ship are SHARP. With the sabers used for reconstruction, I leave about 1.5mm on the cutting edge.
Each knife is accompanied by a certificate in which I describe the materials used to make the project and the date of production. A certificate of creation is added to sabers and more ambitious projects. It contains information about a given order and a graphic representation of the project.
This is where the complications begin. Technology is lost, it is not here and will not be. But… There is technology, in the end, similar to the legendary Damascus steel. It is called the Wootz steel. I do not produce it myself, but I know masters from whom I can order a forging, and I carry out the rest of the machining process myself. The second, often confused and popularly called Damascus steel, is the so-called dziwer skuwany, i.e. welding two or more types of steel together to obtain a unique pattern on the blade. I do this type of order.
I avoid it, although it is possible. However, it is associated with the need to provide very precise dimensions. The problem with this type of orders is, for example, when I have to add a crossbar to the existing blade at a distance. In such cases, I try to convince the client that my work will be much more accurate and functional when I have it mainly in place, because it will allow me to make corrections of the handguard/ crossguard on a regular basis.
This is one of the most difficult questions you can ask me, and one that I don’t always know the answer to. There are many techniques for personalized handicrafts, most often the project is performed for the first and last time due to the personal nature of the order. I always give only an approximate start date, I avoid giving a hard end date, unless it is approximate. Currently, I have closed orders for knives for 2021; I temporarily suspended ordering for long blades only in 2023 due to availability.
The shipping facility is always secured and safe. After starting the shipment, I send the customer a tracking code with a link. The shipping time should be 2-4 weeks depending on the country, distance and shipping method. In Poland, the earliest shipments are delivered within two working days.